Larry Clark Photographs on Sale for $100 in Los Angeles

Chloe Sevigny, shot by Larry Clark.

Director and photographer Larry Clark is best known for his work on films like Kids, Bully, Ken Park, and Wassup Rockers, as well as odes to surfing, skateboarding, and punk rock youth subcultures. Over the years, he has taken photographs to document the places, people, kids, and friends he has interacted with. Unfortunately, the average price of one of his photos—between $10,000 and $15,000—has made ownership of a Clark original impossible for most of his fans.

Unless, of course, you happen to be in Los Angeles this week, where they will be on sale for just $100.

Larry Clark, Untitled (1970). Image courtesy Luhring Augustine Gallery.

Larry Clark, Untitled (1970).
Courtesy Luhring Augustine Gallery.

ArtDaily reports that beginning on January 29, Ooga Booga, an art, books, and music shop in Chinatown, will have original 4 × 6 and 5 × 7 color photographs dating from 1992 to 2012. Most of the snapshots were printed at pharmacies and one hour–photo stops. The sale coincides with the week of festivities surrounding Art Los Angeles Contemporary (see The Full List of Exhibitors at Art Los Angeles Contemporary).

In Clark’s words, 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.”

He did a similar show in New York City in 2013, selling images for the same price at Home Alone 2 Gallery on the Lower East Side, where gallerist Leo Fitzpatrick made his acting debut in that quintessential New York film, Kids.


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