Step inside Larry Clark’s ‘White Trash’ Exhibition Showcasing his Personal Collection of Coveted Art
Last week we published news of iconic film director Larry Clark, who announced that he’ll be putting his extensive personal collection of art on show for all to enjoy. With the exhibition now underway, i-D magazine has offered up a glimpse at the show, taking us inside to reveal the layout and the pieces themselves. While the auteur is best known for making a mark in independent cinema most in thanks to his cult, coming-of-age films such as Kids (1995), Bully (2001) and Ken Park (2002), Clark has been silently collecting artwork from some of the world’s greatest artist–including the like of Richard Prince, Sally Webster, George Horner and Jack Pierson–which all started back in 1961, when his then-girlfriend gave him a portrait of himself.
Entitled White Trash, the exhibition, held at the Luhring Augustine’s Bushwick gallery, was apparently a refreshing rule-breaker of a show; a step away from your typical Thursday-appointed show launch with fancy drinks and not enough finger food. Larry, being Larry, opted for a more fun-filled approach, opening his show on a Friday, with flowing Budweiser and an army of food trucks serving Japanese tacos and ice cream. If you were able to make the show yourself last week, then lucky you; for the rest of us, check out i-D mag’s recap throughout, then head here to read their original article containing personal anecdotes by Clark himself on some of White Trash’s key pieces.
Images by Emily Manning and courtesy Luhring Augustine