Edition : First / New York / Lustrum Press / 1971 / Softcover. / VG 4to, Unpaginated (62pp). Black wraps in dustwrapper.
Larry Clark’s landmark book. Cited as inspiration by such figures as Martin Scorcese, Francis Ford Coppola, and Gus Van Sant. Its graphic depictions of sex, violence, and drug abuse in the youth culture of Oklahoma were acclaimed by critics for stripping bare the myth that Middle America had been immune to the social convulsions that rocked America in the 1960s. The raw, haunting images taken in 1963, 1968, and 1971 document a youth culture progressively overwhelmed by self-destruction and are as moving and disturbing today as when they first appeared. Cited in numerous publications- 260 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger’s “The Photobook: A History Volume I”, pages 272-73 of The Hasselblad Center’s “The Open Book”, page 25 of “From Fair to Fine: 20th Century Photography Books That Matter”, and pages 208-09 of “The Book of 101 Books”. Amazing.