Larry Clark’s Early Published Works [7 Magazines]
Various places: Various publishers, 1963-1968. Seven volumes in photographic wraps; two perfect bound and four saddle-stapled. Various sizes, all very good to near fine. Item #6266
A collection of some of Larry Clark’s earliest published photographic work; all magazines in this collection were released before the publication of his groundbreaking premiere photobook, Tulsa, and several of these works were printed when Clark was only 20 years old.
This group of seven magazines contains dozens of early Clark photographs, not previously included in bibliographies of or scholarship about the artist’s work and, notably, two publications that include photo essays by Larry Clark.
This early documentary work provides a lens on the little-known work he was producing throughout the 1960s. One series of photos accompanies an interview Clark had organized with the New York-based Digger Galahad about “hippiedom” in the Lower East Side; Galahad had been subject of a New York Times profile just a few months earlier. Also include are images from his time in the United States Army and a photo essay entitled “Faces of America” which includes thirteen photographs and a brief essay by the then 24-year-old artist about his work.
Clark’s work, at age 20, for a Milwaukee magazine promoting local commerce and culture is particularly remarkable, and previously unrecorded. His photography in these magazines includes a cover story about a local bank and its path to becoming a national lender, a photograph of a Milwaukee symphony conductor, and a series of uncredited photographs of a circus parade - all feel good pieces of commercial Americana quite unlike the work for which he is now known.
An illuminating look at the varied and little-known early published work of Larry Clark, all released before Tulsa.