CLARK, Larry. Punk Picasso.

(London / New York): AKA Editions / Roth/Horowitz Gallery, 2003.  First edition.  Fat quarto. [496 pages].  Clark’s opus, a loose chronological overview of Clark’s entire life and career, densely illustrated and with textual interstices.  The material presented ranges from family snapshots; unpublished images from Tulsa, Teenage Lust and 42nd St.; photographs from the set of his films; clippings from reviews of exhibitions and films; correspondence; transcribed stories; ephemera; new photographs; images appropriated from magazines; contemporary photos of Clark and his girlfriend, including loose gatefold “My girlfriend is 19” poster; and reproductions of phonograph records that act as a soundtrack to the visual narrative.  A near fine copy in illustrated wrappers housed in publisher’s plain slipcase.  Published in an edition of 1000 numbered copies signed by Larry Clark.


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