(Updated March 14, 2014) I've known Larry Clark since the 90's. If you don't know about Mr. Clark then go do your homework. Clark inspired and influenced Scorsese, Coppola, Van Sant, and MANY MANY MANY artists in the world! Ingrid Sischy has said that Clark influenced the last 50 years of FASHION photography! (from Helmut Newton to Mario Sorrenti to Mario Testino to Nick Knight to Terry Richardson - they all claimed Larry Clark as their IDOL!) And for all you Photography GEEKS out there, you already know what I am talking about! For the CINEPHILES, the TRUE CINEPHILES you already know Clark is a GOD in cinema. For the FASHION HEADS, Clark influenced Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Raf Simons, and the list goes on... for MUSIC HEADS... Clark influenced Lou Reed, Keith Richards, Tyler the CREATOR, and MANY MANY OTHERS! Larry's art has been collected by some of the richest, most powerful, and influential people in the world! People have paid in the millions for Larry's photos and some of the photos Larry has taken of me go for at least 20k to 50k.
Please don't even try to talk to me about photography, cinema, music, and let alone Larry Clark if you haven't done your homework. I've studied photography history, cinema history, music history, art history... and I know what I am talking about here.
LARRY CLARK WILL GO DOWN AS ONE OF THE WORLD'S PIONEERS WHETHER YOU ACKNOWLEDGE IT OR NOT... (and some of you may be wondering why I am ranting about this or going on a tangent.. because I'm annoyed of people approaching me with stupid questions regarding Larry Clark when they have no clue about Larry's body of work and about Larry's status in world/international art! And I will challenge anyone of you in person about Larry Clark's work and where it stands in the world. TRY ME. You tell me what other artist made a seminal book at 21 years old call Tulsa and at 71 is still making movies that are winning top prizes at film festivals? Larry Clark's book Tulsa is one of the art pieces that changed the outlook on cinema, photography, art, and music forever... I challenge anyone else to tell me different. All the names I listed above have been influenced by Larry Clark and there are more names where that came from. All the cinematographers that were influenced by Larry Clark like Chris Doyle Mark Ping Bin Lee... and other legends in photography such as Nan Goldin... no one can touch Larry Clark... I know you want to hate on Larry, be my guest, and his body of work will stand on its own... and as Larry says, "The Legends will stand!"
Like I said... any of you morons who seriously think Larry ain't shit, well... ha ha ha... think again. Knowledge is power and I suggest you read up about him... but as Larry says... Haters need a damn job. :) If you have no clue about art history, don't bother talking about Larry Clark... because you'll just make yourself look like a damn fool.
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