The Larry Clark $100 print sale starts January 29, 2015 at Ooga Booga in Chinatown, Los Angeles. Larry is selling snapshots and unused images taken on or around the locations of a number of his films including Kids (1995), Bully (2001), Ken Park (2002), Wassup Rockers (2005) and others. Hit the jump for more info!
Larry Clark $100 Print Sale – Jan 29, to Feb 4, 2015
— Larry Clark (@larryclarkfilms) January 17, 2015
Would you pay $100 for a lab printed snapshot? If it was taken by Larry Clark, I just might!
The pictures in the Larry Clark $100 print sale document the people, kids and friends that were around when he was shooting his iconic films and many of the subjects were the stars of those films. There’s also outtakes from a calendar shoot for the street brand Supreme, as well as many unique portraits, self portraits and various snapshots.
The gallery will present a large wooden crate in the middle of the space and visitors will be encouraged to flip through handfuls of snapshots at a time, gaining insight into this outstanding documentary photographer’s work while they search for the perfect souvenir. The unique 4×6″ and 5×7″ photographs were printed at pharmacies and 1 hour photo labs and can be purchased for $100 a piece which is an incredible bargain considering Larry’s work sells for thousands of dollars in traditional galleries!
[The sale is for] all the kids that come to my shows in thousands and could never afford 10 to 15 thousand dollars for a print (…) this is a pay back to all the skate rats and collectors who would like a souvenir so I can die happy. –Larry Clark
Clark’s first $100 print sale happened in 2013, when thousands of his photographs were on view and for sale at Home Alone 2 gallery in the Lower East Side, New York. Throngs of Clark fans were given the unique opportunity to rummage through this archive as the look for the perfect snapshot by Larry Clark himself.
Truth be told, I’m a huge fan of Larry Clark and a print from his seminal book, Teenage Lust hangs above my computer monitor as I write this post. His work is gritty yet sensitive and seems to tap directly into the essence of youth without exploiting its naivite.
As it happens I’ll be in LA this weekend and I’m definitely going to check out the show/sale. Who knows, I may just end up with my second Larry Clark print – if they’re not completely picked over by the time I get there!
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