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Clark, Larry. THE PERFECT CHILDHOOD. Zurich, Switzerland: Scalo Publishers, 1995. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 175 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective collection of photographs. The First Scalo Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now very scarce. A brilliant production by Larry Clark and Hans Werner Holzwarth: Oversize-volume format. Black hard boards with titles printed on spine, as issued. Photographs, photo-narratives, and photo-collages by Larry Clark. There is no text. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Zurich, Switzerland to the highest standards. In publisher's original shrinkwrap. In pictorial DJ with white titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents the photographer's continuing obsession with the darker side of the young American male (young = eighteen and older; all of the models who appear in Larry Clark's books are consenting adults). "Larry Clark confronts us with lucid images of male sexuality and its equally creative and destructive impulses. Combines an overview of Clark's work ranging from collages and found images to photographs from his native Oklahoma in the late 1960's, with a new series of tender and erotic portraits of a skater, the latest incarnation of the mythical eternal youth Clark investigates and idolizes in his work. Creates one new work of art, overwhelming proof of the consistency of Clark's artistic vision. His work is a mirror for those strong enough to face the truth about growing up" (Publisher's blurb). What is often seen (nd criticized) as Larry Clark's voyeuristic and sensationalistic depiction of youthful lives is the photographer's way of expressing his admiration for the path they have chosen, a path that will clearly not lead them to the American Dream. An absolute "must-have" title for Larry Clark collectors. This title is a contemporary photography classic. This is one of very few copies of the First Scalo Edition/First Printing still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. 110 color, 48 duotone plates. Larry Clark's "Tulsa" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". Both "Tulsa" and "Teenage Lust" were selected as two of the "Seminal Photography Books of the 20th Century" in the "Book of 101 Books". One of the most influential living American photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LARRY CLARK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 3931141128. $250.00

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