Larry Clark Stuff - Los Angeles

Larry Clark Stuff - Los Angeles

Friday, Feb 01, 2013 - Sunday, Feb 03, 2013

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Boo-Hooray participated in Printed Matter’s first annual LA Art Book Fair, which took place in February, 2013, at MOCA.

Boo-Hooray presented the exhibition “Larry Clark Stuff.” Curated by Johan Kugelberg and Larry Clark, the show consisted of Larry Clark’s collection of skateboard decks and t-shirts from the early 1990′s era of the skateboarding sub-culture, showcasing the guerrilla graphic design of companies like Fuct and Supreme, alongside outfits and boards used in Larry’s movie Wassup Rockers. A comprehensive collection of Larry Clark movie posters, exhibition posters and skateboard culture posters was also on exhibit alongside portraits of Larry Clark wearing a selection of genius/dubious vintage Fuct t-shirts.

Rare Larry Clark books, posters, skateboard decks and ephemera were for sale, including lots of stuff that really hasn’t ever been seen by anybody before.

When I thought about making films about teenagers in the 80s I wanted to make a film about skaters. I thought the visually most exciting and interesting kids were skateboarders. Kids back then were punk rock, maybe they came from bad families, but rather than getting fucked up, arrested, they found their family and their freedom in skateboarding. Before skateboarding was commercialized, the images found on skateboard decks and t-shirts, visually were the best images found anywhere at the time, everything else seemed to pale in comparison.

BOO-HOORAY exhibits both at home in New York City as well as internationally. We also stage collaborative exhibitions with the Hayward Gallery and Rough Trade in London, Tsutaya Daikanyama, Hysteric Glamour, and United Arrows in Tokyo, Galleri Operatingplace in Stockholm, Colette in Paris, PopMontreal in Montreal, Mishka Los Angeles, Printed Matter at both MOCA/LA and PS1/NYC, and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, the New York Public Library, the Grolier Club, and Milk Gallery in New York.

Boo-Hooray exhibitions have included shows featuring Larry Clark, The Velvet Underground, Ray Johnson, Afrika Bambaataa, Jonas Mekas, Ed Sanders, Linder Sterling and Jon Savage, Spencer Sweeney, Houston Rap, private press vinyl, Wallace Berman, anarcho-punk group Crass, Jason Polan, Jack Smith, cult-filmmaker Ed Wood, and Situationist Times editor Jacqueline de Jong.

The exhibitions are drawn from cultural archives that Boo-Hooray excavates, organizes, and places in institutions such as Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Cornell University’s Division of Rare Manuscript Collections, Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library.