Feb 14, 2017 - Sale 2436

Sale 2436 - Lot 215

Price Realized: $ 17,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
LARRY CLARK (1943- )
Tulsa Portfolio. Complete with 10 photographs. Silver prints, the images measuring 5 3/4x8 1/2 inches (14.6x21.6 cm.), and the reverse, the sheets 8x10 inches (20.3x25.4 cm.), with Clark's signature, in ink, on recto, and the edition notation 26/50, in pencil, on verso; each print is matted. Folio-sized clamshell box, debossed black cloth; contents loose as issued. ONE OF 50 NUMBERED COPIES. New York: Luhring Augustine Gallery, 1968-71; printed 1972

Additional Details

Acquired by a Private New York Collector in the 1980s.

The images in this portfolio feature Clark's controversial documentation of young drug addicts in Oklahoma. Clark was born and raised in Tulsa. His mother was an itinerant baby photographer whom he asisted as a teeanger. These personal images depicting the self-destructive activities of his friends are recognized icons of 1970s counterculture.