LARRY CLARK X EUGÈNE RICONNEAUS “NEW WORK”
16-17-18 FEBRUARY 2015 PARIS
Opening monday 16TH from 4:00pm to 10:00pm
(DJ-Set Charly Party)
76, rue Quincampoix – 75003 PARIS
#NewWork #LarryClark #EugeneRiconneaus #Art #Exhibition @LarryClarkfilms @EugeneRiconneaus
Larry Clark and Eugène Riconneaus are presenting their first artistic collaboration. Together, they imagined a new vision of Larry’s most iconic and controversial photographs mysteriously tempered with Eugène Riconneaus’ “Young Users 2000” soon-to-be-released art work series, a collection of skateboard wheel tracks clichés Eugène has taken in front of the Parisian art center Palais de Tokyo over a period of more than 6 years.
Called New Work, their artistic encounter explores new esoteric, erotic, and forbidden dimension of adolescence…
Drawing their inspiration from underground culture while living a vision of eternal adolescence, Larry Clark and Eugène Riconneaus have started their collaboration by designing a limited skateboard shoe edition that will be officially released during New Work.
$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
The Larry Clark Web Shop is proud to announce The Smell of Us book shipping February 9th in an edition of 250 copies.
The pre-order is now closed. The price of The Smell of Us book standard edition is $60-.
Book includes 120 full color film stills along with the original screenplay by Scribe.
Edited by Larry Clark, Will Cameron and Pierre-Paul Puljiz
Original screenplay by Scribe
Design by Larry Clark and Will Cameron
Printed in New York City at Cameron+Brown Studio
Visited Larry Clark today. He showed me The Smell Of Us. His new movie. Fucking masterpiece. MASTERPIECE
— Richard Prince (@RichardPrince4) October 24, 2013
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: I have launched a Web Store on LarryClark.com – for everyone. We have put together our first offering, my limited edition original four color silkscreen T-shirts and the new music album from reVolt, all celebrating an incredible band.
About the band, I met the young men of reVolt Continue reading
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’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
ADAM – COVER AND PAGES FROM OUT OF ORDER MAGAZINE #2 – OUT NOW. Pickup copies of the issue at Opening Ceremony + Fivestory in NYC and Colette in Paris, as well as all major magazine newsstands.
Set in the art-meets-Americana town of Marfa, Texas, Marfa Girl features a breakout performance from Adam Mediano, a teenage kid (and non-professional actor) whom Clark spotted skateboarding one day. The charisma that Clark saw in Adam inspired the shooting of the film. The portraits that follow are the first ones that Clark ever took of Adam and the first digital photographs that he has produced.
- DORIAN GRINSPAN
Christopher Wool invited me down to Marfa — he was advising this first-year tiny little film festival — and he wanted to show No Wave films of the ’70s from New York. So I went down and I showed this film from Tulsa that I had shot in ’68. Another night I showed Ken Park, and then another night during the festival I showed Wassup Rockers, and Wassup Rockers is about these 14-year-old skate kids from the ghetto in LA, from South Central, these Latino kids.
So I’m getting ready to introduce the film, and I look at the crowd, and it’s all this older art crowd and not many locals. So I went outside trying to figure out what I was going to do, because the film is about kids, and it’s for these kids — and like a mirage, these two little fourteen-year-old kids skate by, Hispanic skate kids.
I thought, “Wow, this is some kind of sign.” So I ran into the street and I grabbed them, and I said, “Come, I’m showing a film, and it’s about you.” So they came inside, and they could only stay a few minutes; they had to go home for supper but they came back an hour into the film asking me for DVDs. And I had two DVDs of Wassup Rockers with me that I gave them.
Then as I was getting on the airplane to leave, and I saw this couple, and I told them, “You know, it’s a funny thing, I met these skate kids just as I was introducing Wassup Rockers.” And they said, “Oh we know Adam, he’s fourteen and he’s got a girlfriend who’s twenty-eight, and they’re going to have a baby.” And I said “They’re gonna have a baby? Well, what do the parents think about this?” And they said, “Well, the parents are fine with it.” I thought to myself, Jesus Christ, this is strange. So right away I smelled a script.
I left and I started thinking about this and I started writing the screenplay. I went back to Marfa a couple of months later because someone had asked me to photograph a place in America, and I said, “Well fuck, I’ll go back to Marfa.” I looked up Adam, but it turns out it was not a true story at all. He didn’t have a twenty-eight-year-old girlfriend, and no one was pregnant. It was not true at all, but I found out a lot about the town and I photographed Adam there for the first time.
There was this place outside of town, where there’s natural spring water coming out of the ground, and there’s an Olympic-sized swimming pool that someone built there. And people go out there, and have picnics, and go swimming. So we went out there — Adam, and, like, twelve people; Adam’s mother, and his brother, and his brother’s girlfriend and all these people went out. I photographed Adam out there and observed the town for a few days and what was going on.
Marfa is just this little town. It’s white ranchers, cowboys, and Mexican-Americans. It’s very strange because the town is in the middle of nowhere, there’s no economy, and it’s kind of like stuck in the ’50s. They still have corporal punishment in school, so they paddle kids from kindergarten all the way to high school. And there’s still a segregated cemetery there. Half the cemetery is for white people and half the cemetery is for the Hispanics. The white half of the cemetery is very stern, and the Mexican half is full of colors, pictures, and fiowers. It’s pretty great. I’d much rather be buried on the Mexican side.
Anyway, I think what’s interesting for me is to look at these first pictures of Adam and just see that from him skating down the street the first night, I saw something there. I said, this kid, you know, he had this charisma. I saw it. It was just coming from him, and no one else could see it, I don’t think. Maybe his mother could see it, but I could see that the camera was gonna love him, and he was really the inspiration for me during the film.
I would observe him with his friends, and his friends acted like teenagers, you know, kind of laughing and joking and goofing around. And he can be like that, too, but he was much more quiet, and introspective even. There was an intelligence there that I saw, and when he said something, it was very smart, and I could see he was an extremely intelligent kid. Just by the way he looked, I could tell. I’ve been making images for fifty years, so I can tell and I don’t know — I could just, it’s just — I saw it.
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