Larry Clark does not consider himself a photographer and he explains to Marc why he doesn’t. But that didn’t stop a young Marc Maron from being drawn to Larry’s raw, unflinching photos and his uncompromising art. Larry talks with Marc about his photography, his experiences in war and in prison, his struggle to get clean, and his films Kids, Bully, Another Day in Paradise, and Wassup Rockers.
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Thank you Janne Widmark for this portrait he did in 2011. Such an honor… Famous Annie Leibovitz photograph of Bob Dylan.
Larry Clark × Nijirô Murakami
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Larry and Bret Easton Ellis discuss making Bully, photographing Tulsa, controversy as a gateway to success and John Cassavetes.
In 1995, Larry Clark cemented himself in America’s filmic memory with Kids, a stark tale of sex-, drug-, and angst-fueled adolescence. But his candid approach—at times brutal, always unshrinking—extends far beyond his directorial mode. In 1961, the Tulsa, Oklahoma native began taking his “first serious photos” (according to Clark) in his hometown, and in the decades since he has continually expanded the margins in which he explores “youth culture.” There’s Teenage Lust, a bound collection of intimate, nearly pulsating black-and-white portraits; Tulsa, a disquieting set of images (also in book format) haunted by the looming specter of abuse; and most recently, his never before seen “Heroin” series, a set of visceral, abstract paintings.
“DTLA,” the inaugural show at UTA Artist Space—presented in association with Luhring Augustine Gallery—recognizes each of these mediums and marks the largest display of Clark’s work in Los Angeles to date. It’s a fitting demonstration of the 73-year-old’s oeuvre thus far, revealing seldom seen works (including Tulsa’s 16-mm film counterpart) and new collages and paintings (such as the aforementioned “Heroin” works).
Days ahead of the show’s opening last weekend, Clark spoke over the phone with actor and screenwriter Owen Wilson about Kids, learning how to skateboard at age 50, Tulsa, self-medicating with speed in his youth, and more.
Larry Clark makes art out of real life. It’s not always pretty, but it aims to ring true.
This is evident in Clark’s new solo show, which opens Saturday as the inaugural exhibit inside a new 4,500-square-foot complex created by United Talent Agency called UTA Artist Space. The filmmaker and photographer, 74, said that even though he has staged many shows in more than 50 years, this one has him more excited and nervous than he’s been in a long time.
Read more at the Los Angeles Times
Rock legend Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols hosts this open forum show where the only rule is doing whatever Jones wants. Jonesy’s Jukebox encompasses everything from groundbreaking new music of his own personal collection to current topic discussions and guest interviews of all varieties with a living room conversation vibe.
Known for his shockingly frank and provocative depictions of youth culture, the photographer and filmmaker Larry Clark has divided opinion for over five decades.
Clark rose to prominence in the early 1970s for capturing the casual drug use, sexual exploits, and violence propagated by himself and his peer group in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The resulting publication, Tulsa, which documented their lives between 1963 and 1971, earned him fame and notoriety by disrupting the wholesome stereotype propagated by suburban Americans.
His subsequent photography throughout the 1980s and 1990s explored the sexualization and demonization of youth culture by mainstream society and the mass media, culminating in his legendary cinematic debut, Kids (1995).
Since that time, he has made a host of award-winning movies, including Another Day in Paradise (1998), WASSUP ROCKERS (2005), and Marfa Girl (2012), which won the Marcus Aurelius Award for Best Film at the 2012 Rome Film Festival.
On September 17, Clark will inaugurate the talent agency UTA’s new 4,500-square-foot art space in downtown Los Angeles, in a show that will survey his films, photographs, paintings, and collage. Ahead of the exhibition, artnet News sat down with the artist to speak about the differences between film and photography, the value of “shock” in the digital media age, and Clark’s own fascination with youth culture.
Read the Full Interview at artnet
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016 from 5:00PM – 8:00PM
JOHN E. DAY FUNERAL HOME
85 RIVERSIDE AVENUE
NEW JERSEY 07701
A MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016 AT 11:00AM
SAINT ANTHONY’S OF PADUA CHURCH
121 BRIDGE AVENUE
NEW JERSEY 07701
Interment will follow at
MT OLIVET CEMETERY
100 CHAPEL HILL ROAD
Sean, Life is but a dream…A dream come true for knowing you.
Larry Clark have been unveiled as one of the new faces of Dior Homme. The ‘Kids’ director star in the Dior’s Autumn/Winter 2016 campaign alongside rapper A$AP Rocky, young French actor Rod Paradot and model Dylan Roques, photographed by Willy Vanderperre.
Jonathan Velasquez with Larry Clark
As featured in The Smell of Us motion picture
Available on “Jonathan Velasquez Solo” LIMITED EDITION 7″ SINGLE
Wassup Rockers screening at Cine Tonal Roma Sur in Mexico City on 2 February 2016
Introduction by Larry Clark with live acoustic performance by Jonathan Velasquez
Larry Clark gives a Master Class with Michel Lipkes at Festival Distrital in Mexico City on 31 January 2016
DISTRITAL 2016: MASTER CLASS + PREMIERE DF THE SMELL OF US
Una platica que abarcara la carrera del icono estadounidense de la fotógrafia y el cine, Larry Clark. Desde su carrera como fotógrafo, sus inicios con ¨Kids¨ hasta su séptima produccion cinematográfica, ¨Nuestro olor¨, la carrera de Larry Clark ha estado obsesivamente dedicada a la exploración visceral y sin concesiones de lo que puede significar ser un adolescente
en el mundo moderno.
Un grupo de skaters adolescentes parisinos mata el tiempo patinando y consumiendo lo que se les ponga delante. Como juego, no por necesidad, algunos de ellos empiezan a trabajar de “escorts” para hombres y mujeres mayores vía internet.
Director: Larry Clark
Dom 31 de Ene 12:30
ROLLING STONE: “‘Kids’: The Oral History of the Most Controversial Film of the Nineties”
Twenty years later, cast and creators tell the inside story on the most notorious teen movie ever made.
Proyecciones con Larry Clark en Distrital:
Marfa Girl – Cine Tonalá / 28 de enero a las 19.30.
Bully (2001 film) – Cine Tonalá / 29 de enero a las 17.30.
Kids (1995) – Cineteca nacional sala 4 / 30 de enero a las 16.30.
Dialogo mas proyección de The Smell of Us – Cine Tonalá / 31 de enero a las 12.00.
Wassup Rockers (con el actor de la película ThisisnotreVolt‘s Jonathan Velasquez también presente) – Cine Tonalá / 2 de febero a las 19.00.
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Great article about KIDS, 20 years later – New York Times Style and Fashion section: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/fashion/kids-20th-anniversary-chloe-sevigny-rosario-dawson.html?smid=tw-nytstyles
Larry: I will be selling my original four color silkscreen T-shirts tonight at La Machine du Moulin Rouge – see you there!
▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ EXPOSITION ÉPHÉMÈRE & CONCERTS ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
◾ EXPO : LARRY CLARK + JONATHAN VELASQUEZ
◾ CONCERTS : NATAS LOVES YOU + REVOLT
HALL + CHAUFFERIE + BAR À BULLES
19H00 – EN PRÉSENCE DES ARTISTES
UNIQUEMENT SUR INVITATION
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La Machine du Moulin Rouge est ravie d’accueillir le mardi 14 avril, LARRY CLARK et son protégé JONATHAN VELASQUEZ pour une exposition éphémère dans son hall et son tout nouveau Bar à Bulles.
Le temps d’une soirée, vous pourrez admirer le travail du cinéaste, internationalement célébré, et découvrir NATAS LOVES YOU pour lequel il a réalisé le clip du titre Got To Belong et REVOLT le groupe de Jonathan Velasquez qui réunit les acteurs du film Wassup Rockers.
Larry Clark aborde dans son travail de photographe et de réalisateur des thèmes récurrents comme l’adolescence, la perte de repères, les dérives du quotidien autour de la drogue, du sexe, des armes à feu. Il s’intéresse aux oubliés, aux marginaux, à cette face cachée de l’Amérique qui dérange.
► NATAS LOVES YOU
Ce groupe, dont les membres sont d’origines cosmopolites, a posé ses bagages à Paris en 2009. Après avoir travaillé avec Jackson and His Computer Band, Kim, Chris Zane, ou encore Larry Clark, Le quintet sortait son premier album “The eighth continent” chez Cinq7 en Octobre 2014.
Suite à quelques passages en concert remarqués, notamment à la Maroquinerie, au Printemps de Bourges, ou encore au Primavera Sound de Barcelone, Natas Loves You commencent à composer leur deuxième album, et continuent de répandre leur pop psyché en concert cet été.
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Nataslovesyoumusic
Site Officiel : http://www.nataslovesyou.com/
YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/user/NatasOfficial // https://www.youtube.com/user/NatasLovesYouVEVO
Le clip Got To Belong > https://youtu.be/oEO2MMah8zM
Vous vous souvenez de Wassup Rockers ? Ce film de Larry Clark sur trois jeunes skaters d’origine sud-américaine paumés dans Beverly Hills à qui il arrive des bricoles. Eh bien ils existent toujours, ils font toujours du skate, ils sont toujours potes et ils ont même monté un groupe de Cumbia-blues expérimentale. Leur premier album se teinte d’accents latinos presque charnels. En 2014, Larry Clark les fait participer à la bande son de son dernier film, The Smell Of Us, après quoi il partent en tournée US et passent par Los Angeles, Seattle et Portland.
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LIBERATION : http://www.liberation.fr/
VICE : http://www.vice.com/fr
NOISEY : http://noisey.vice.com/fr
MODZIK : http://www.modzik.com/
A NOUS PARIS : http://anous.fr/
LE BONBON : http://www.lebonbon.fr/
LA BLOGOTHEQUE : http://www.blogotheque.net/
BOUM BANG : http://www.boumbang.com/
LES INROCKUPTIBLES : http://www.lesinrocks.com/
SHADAZZ : http://shadazz.fr/
Conception Graphique : OOO Communication
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Breaking Glass Pictures is releasing Marfa Girl in theaters starting March 27.
OPENING ON MARCH 27TH
NEW YORK, NY – CINEMA VILLAGE (3/27)
LOS ANGELES, CA – LAEMMLE at NOHO 7 (3/27) –
CHICAGO, IL – FACETS CINEMATHEQUE (4/3)
DENVER, CO – SIE FILMCENTER (4/10)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – PFS ROXY (4/3)
TULSA, OK – CIRCLE CINEMA (4/10)
Dallas – Texas Theater (4/3)
Ft Lauderdale – Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Cinema Paradiso (4/3)
Columbus, Ohio – Gateway Theater (4/3)
Austin – Bob Bullock Theater (4/3)
Cleveland – Capitol Theater (Dates to be determined)
VOD release on 4/3 — iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox, Playstation, Blockbuster, all cable providers
Visit the official website for updated info and more
$100 Photograph Sale – Los Angeles
THU 29 JAN – WED 4 FEB 2014
CURATED BY Leo Fitzpatrick | HOSTED BY Ooga Booga Chinatown
A large selection of unique Larry Clark photographs will be on sale to fans and followers of the artist’s work at Ooga Booga in Chinatown, Los Angeles. The photographs date from 1992 – 2010, and were taken by Clark on or around the locations of his films from that time – including Kids (1995), Bully (2001), Ken Park (2002), and Wassup Rockers (2005), among others. The pictures document the people, kids and friends he was interacting with during this period, many playing leading roles in his films. The collection of photographs also includes outtakes from a calendar shoot for the street brand Supreme, as well as many unique portraits, self portraits and various snapshots.
About the Exhibition
Having recently turned 71, Clark found himself faced with the question of what to do with the thousands of unique prints he had accumulated over the years. Continue reading
Découvrez la bande annonce du film The Smell of Us de Larry Clark (Kids, Ken Park), prévu sur les écrans français pour le 14 janvier 2015.
Check out the trailer for the new film The Smell of Us by Larry Clark – coming out in French cinemas on 14 January 2015.
This is a video of Jonathan Velasquez’s band “reVolt”. Jonathan started a mini-riot out of nothing but playing. His charisma reminded me of Jim Morrison of The Doors at The Whisky in 1966.
You might remember Jonathan as the star of my film Wassap Rockers (2005). He was only 15 years old then. I discovered him in South Central Los Angeles walking down the street.
This Fall, reVolt is playing regularly around Paris and you should catch them now.
– Larry Clark
Larry Clark they thought i were but i aren’t anymore… June 7 – August 1, 2014 Opening reception: Saturday, June 7, 6-8 pm
Luhring Augustine is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Larry Clark that will span his career from 1961 to the present, starting with his earliest portrait of his friend Johnny Bridges. Made with a Rolleiflex camera borrowed from his mother, the portrait is emblematic of all of the work that Clark would go on to make.
Larry Clark wearing one of his four-color silkscreen photograph T-shirts.
Larry Clark’s 71st Birthday @ Baby’s All Right
with a live performance by the band reVolt
celebrating the release of reVolt’s first vinyl 12″ LP, thisisnotreVolt
Friday, Jan 24th 7pm-10pm
Baby’s All Right
146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Larry Clark is 71 years old! Having survived major surgery a few weeks ago, he is back on his feet and ready to go.
To celebrate, Larry is throwing a birthday party to present the Los Angeles band reVolt in their first appearance in New York City. The party will be hosted by Baby’s All Right, a great ballroom in Williamsburg Brooklyn, on Broadway, right down the street from Peter Luger’s.
The event will be held Friday the 24th from 7pm-10pm. Free drinks and food will be served. Doors open at 7pm, reVolt plays at 8:30pm, and by midnight we should all be fucked up.
We are also celebrating the release of reVolt’s first album, thisisnotreVolt, which will be for sale.
Everybody come and wish Larry a happy birthday.
Thanks to Takuhito Kawashima and HUGE Magazine
NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star
Courtesy New Museum, New York. Photos: Benoit Pailley
Featuring actors from the forthcoming French production, The Smell of Us
THANKS TO TAKUHITO KAWASHIMA & EVERYONE AT HUGE MAGAZINE
Boo-Hooray is staging an exhibit at MOCA for the Printed Matter Art Book Fair.
It is called Larry Clark Stuff.
Co-curated by Larry Clark and Johan Kugelberg, the exhibit brings skateboards and t-shirts from Larry’s collection together with portraits of Larry and costumes from his films, all done as a wall-installation alongside rare posters from his exhibitions and films.
If you are in LA, please stop by stand Y55 and see it.
Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR at MOCA
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Check out this exclusive interview with Larry Clark at NOWNESS:
Thanks to Matt Black.
good morning Olivier,
On Dec 4, 2012, at 4:40 PM, Olivier Zahm wrote:
Sorry for my late reply. I am back in NY from Tokyo and I’m starting the layout of the magazine.
For your interview, I got the portrait -thank you! I still need high res film stills from Marfa Girl, to accompany the interview.
For your poster, I got the high res that you sent. However, we have a real problem of resolution if we are going to print it big. This one is 16 cm x 10 cm, and we would need more like 70 cm x 40 cm, in 300 dpi resolution. Of course, we can always cheat a bit with the resolution, but it’s always best to have the biggest file possible. Should we instead do a poster with a bunch of smaller images ? Say 10, each postcard size ?
For your men’s story of Tomasso : I don’t understand what you sent, it’s just a portrait of this boy. I was expecting different pictures of him. Skating, with friends, in different outfits, to be able to create a 4 or 6 page story. Do you have a larger variety of pictures of him, even during different days ?
I will call you in a half an hour and we can discuss everything.
All the best
In celebration of Larry Clark’s new feature film, Marfa Girl, Boo-Hooray has published two printed works by Larry Clark.
A Marfa Girl 27″ x 39.5″ film poster has been issued in a limited edition of 9 copies. The signed posters are contained in numbered poster tubes. Available at the Boo-Hooray webshop, the price begins at $650.
Also available is the publication Marfa Gurl, a facsimile of the notebook Larry used during the creation of the film Marfa Girl. The publication is issued in an edition of 120 copies. A special edition of 12 copies contain a signed 3.75″ x 5.5″ archival pigment photographic print by Larry Clark of Adam Mediano, the star of Marfa Girl, housed in a glassine envelope. The price of Marfa Gurl regular edition is $65 and Marfa Gurl special edition is $650. Both are available at the Boo-Hooray webshop.
The International Jury of the 7th Rome Film Festival has conferred the Golden Marc’Aurelio for Best Film to Marfa Girl by Larry Clark.
Visit the festival’s website for more info.
Marfa Girl, which premiered November 12 at the 7th Rome Film Festival, premiered larryclark.com/marfagirl on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at 6PM (New York) and Tuesday evening at Midnight (Rome). It is available in English with options for Italian and French subtitles. It won’t be released in theatres or on DVD.
I will put the film on my first and only website, larryclark.com, which is the only
place one will ever be able to see the film…. It will stream for $5.99 for access to the
film for 24 hours…. This is the future and the future is now…. Most and very soon
almost all the small theaters that show Indie and Art films will be gone….
Everyday another goes out of business because everything is digital now and it is
quite expensive for the wonderful old smaller theaters to bear the cost of switching to
digital…. Anyway I think I am one of the very first directors to release a new film this
way, on a website who’s only purpose is to show his new films…. I think this could be
very successful and it also cuts out the crooked Hollywood distributors.
– Larry Clark
Marfa Girl – Adam (Adam Mediano) and Inez (Mercedes Maxwell)
While shooting my new film Marfa Girl in Marfa, TX, I only had one day off, which I spent photographing the actors of Marfa Girl for V MAGAZINE’s SUMMER 2012 AMERICANA issue.
I was a fashion cunt for a day, for the best magazine in fashion.
Here are some photographs from the shoot, some seen in the issue and some unseen until now.
– Larry Clark
In this interview, I talk about my new feature film, Marfa Girl, and how I came to Marfa, Texas in May 2011. I talk about how I was inspired to make a film in Marfa. I went back five times working on the screenplay and meeting the people of Marfa.
We made the film in parts of March and April 2012.
In casting the film, I use a mix of teenagers from Marfa and professional actors from Austin, Texas. Take a listen to the broadcast below to hear some Marfa Girl stories.
– Larry Clark
I’m very pleased to announce that Marfa Girl has been selected to premiere in competition at The International Rome Film Festival which runs from Nov. 9 to Nov. 17. The announcement made headlines in Indiewire and Variety.
The film will premiere at the festival on Tuesday, November 12th at 10pm.
Marfa Girl will be released exclusively on larryclark.com in November – right after it premieres at the festival.
Unless you come to Rome, the only place you’ll be able to see the film is right here at larryclark.com/marfagirl
Make sure to stay tuned to larryclark.com where I will be making more comments and announcements in the coming days.
– Larry Clark
Marfa Girl – Adam (Adam Mediano) and Inez (Mercedes Maxwell)
Set stills by Morgan Jenkins