“LIVES GOING NOWHERE WAY TOO FAST”
CLARK, Larry. Teenage Lust. (New York: Larry Clark, 1983). Quarto, original photographic stiff paper wrappers. $1250.
First edition of this famous photo-essay on sexual liberation, signed by Clark, with 96 full-page duotones.
"With Teenage Lust, Larry Clark returns to Oklahoma and the frankly autobiographical material of his legendary first book, Tulsa (1971), fleshing out and updating his story, but also… 'going back and photographing the past" (Roth, 244). "Blessed with an extraordinary photographic eye and vehement clarity of purpose… [Clark conveys] the jittery, ad hoc, uncomposed quality of lives going nowhere way too fast" (New York Times). Self-published by Clark, with autobiographical essay at rear, issued in wrappers only. See Parr & Badger I:260.
A near-fine copy.