Filmmaker-photographer Larry Clark, notoriously of Kids fame, first earned acclaim for his raw 1971 black-and-white photography book Tulsa, which documented the squalid lifestyle of young people in his hometown playing with guns, having sex, and shooting up. Recently Clark found footage he shot of the Tulsa crew with a rented 16-millimeter Bolex. Now, for the first time in the U.S., at Luhring Augustine you can see the 64-minute silent black-and-white film he made in 1968 of the young addicts going about their daily drug rituals. As Clark told Interview Magazine, “When I watch it now, my friends come back to life, because most of the people in the film are gone.” Also currently at the gallery is the group show Untitled (painting), featuring works by Tauba Auerbach, Christopher Wool, and Charline von Heyl, among others.
Jan. 25-Feb. 5, 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 12, 2011