Over the next month Clampart will house Larry Clark's "Teenage Lust" exhibit, photographs by the legendary photographer from his second monograph published in 1983.
Clark revolutionized documentary photography in his book Tulsa, which was released in 1971 and promptly made his name known. It presented straightforward, autobiographical images of violence, drug use, and adolescent sexuality. A topic Clark touched on directing the film Kids.
After fighting heroin addiction himself, and a brief stint behind bars, Clark completed his second work which is much more inspired by the sexual revolution than drug culture. Teenage Lust portrays the lives of himself and his friends - from growing up in Tulsa to trudging through Times Square in the early 80's. It is a chronicle of the anti American Dream life over 30 years, addressing "the challenges of adolescence in a culture that both idealizes and violently commodifies its youth".
Opening reception is tonight from 6 to 8pm. The show runs through May 7th.
Where: Clampart [531 West 25th Street, Ground Floor]
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 6pm