LARRY CLARK "COUPLE (TULSA)" 1971
Larry Clark's unflinching yet poetic images of drugs, guns and youth in Tulsa established a new standard for autobiographical photography.
A former addict himself, Clark depicted Tulsa's nihilistic youth.
As he explained he "didn't take these photographs as a voyeur, but as a participant in the phenomenon".
Although working in black & white, Clark is the undisputed predecessor to Nan Goldin, Ryan McGinley and many other American photographers who fearlessly documented what real Americans were doing.
Clark's photographs can be found in the permanent collections of many museums including The Whitney (New York), the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa) and the International Center for Photography (New York) to mention a few.
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Gelatin silver print.
8"H 12"W (print)
21"H 17"W (framed - with museum glass)