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.