The Perfect Childhood

Larry Clark,The Perfect Childhood

Larry Clark
The Perfect Childhood

Photographs: Larry Clark

Publisher: Scalo

175 pages

Pictures: 158

Year: 1995

Comments: Hardcover. With dust jacket as issued. 290 x 240 mm. Second edition,1995. A touch of wear at top of the spine. Copy in very good condition (see pictures).

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"Larry Clark's work has always obsessively circled around adolescent boys, their awakening sexual drives, the enormous energies they have to harness. Clark offers the viewer a cultural anthropology of this transitory period that oscillates between painful pleasure and exuberant self-destruction. Clark is spellbound with the vital, unruly, and destructive force teen boys exude. Clark confronts us with lucid images of male sexuality and its equally creative and destructive impulses. He combines pop-culture imagery with his own photographs to evoke a myth ingrained in the heart of our culture."

(Publisher's description)

Includes Clark's controversial black and white photographs from the "Tulsa" and Teenage Lust" work, as well as previously unpublished color and black and white images.


Larry Clark,The Perfect Childhood

Larry Clark,The Perfect Childhood

Larry Clark,The Perfect Childhood

Larry Clark,The Perfect Childhood

Larry Clark,The Perfect Childhood

Larry Clark,The Perfect Childhood

Larry Clark,The Perfect Childhood

Larry Clark,The Perfect Childhood

Larry Clark,The Perfect Childhood

Larry Clark,The Perfect Childhood

Larry Clark,The Perfect Childhood

Larry Clark,The Perfect Childhood

Larry Clark,The Perfect Childhood

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