Issuu on Google+

TEEN

DREAM


1


L E A D A P R O N AUGUST 2013

2


3

DESPERATION DESPERATION DESPERATION


4


5


6


7


t

t

t

8


________

9


10


11


12


“A sort of umbilical cord links the body of the photographed thing to my gaze: light, though impalpable, is here a carnal medium, a skin I share with anyone who has been photographed.� - Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida

13


14


15


16


17


18


19


20


21


22


23


“In front of [a] photograph of my mother as a child, I tell myself: She is going to die: I shudder … over a catastrophe which has already occurred...”

“...Whether or not the subject is already dead, every photograph is this catastrophe.” Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida

24


Teenage Lust Larry Clark

Tulsa Larry Clark

SIGNED by Larry Clark.

SIGNED and NUMBERED by Larry Clark.

Self-published, 1987. Second Edition. Quarto. Softcover stiff illustrated wrappers.

Self Published, 1979. Limited Edition of 400 copies numbered and signed by Larry Clark, this being No. 3, first hardcover edition (True First published by Lustrum Press, 1972 in softcover). Quarto 12.25 x 9.5”. Hardbound in black cloth with illustrated jacket.

In Clark’s second book, originally self-published in 1983, he loosely tells the story of his life through early snapshots, newspaper articles about his run-ins with the law, autobiographical written passages, captions, and portraits of teenage buys hustling in Times Square. Like Tulsa and the rest of Clark’s work, Teenage Lust spawned much controversy. He has said of this time that he “merged all the lives together and became one of the characters from Tulsa. I started acting out the lives of my subjects. The next thing I know I’m shooting and stabbing people.” Teenage Lust is also about innocence and its loss, subjects that would become to central to Clark’s work in subsequent years, perhaps most successfully his first feature film, Kids.

25

“Unlike The Bikeriders, which found a mainstream publisher, Tulsa was brought out by arguably the best of the small American photobook publishers of the 1970’s, Ralph Gibson’s Lustrum Press. Clark’s photo-diary, containing gritty, graphic depictions of local teenagers shooting up, playing with guns and having sex, was an instant succés de scandale. Its success amongst the photographic community was due largely to its perceived authenticity. Clark lived with these kids, did drugs with them, slept with them and included himself in the photographs. It was a true photo-diary, turning the documentary mode around. Instead of it being a view from the outside – from above – here was an authentic view from the inside. Following the publication of Tulsa, Clark even went to jail for a time, which served to enhance the book’s street cred.” --Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. I, p. 260.


Kiss the Past Hello Larry Clark

Larry Clark Larry Clark

SIGNED by Larry Clark.

SIGNED by Larry Clark.

Luhring Augustine Gallery, NY, and Simon Lee Gallery, London, 2010. First Edition. Quarto 12 x 9.75”. Softcover book with text booklet and poster contained in illustrated box.

Groninger Museum, The Netherlands, 1999. First edition of 6000 copies. Large Quarto. Black embossed leatherette covered boards with a color pasted illustration on the rear panel.

From the publisher: “This book is a selection of images from Clark’s oeuvre, including images from his seminal publications Tulsa and Teenage Lust, as well as his books The Perfect Childhood, Punk Picasso, and recent photographs from Los Angeles 2003-2006 Vol. 1. In addition, the publication features images by his mother, Frances Clark, as well as never before seen outtakes and new work.”

Published on the occasion of the exhibition entitled “Larry Clark” held at the Groninger Museum in 1999, this book features hundreds of video stills from interviews with four troubled young men: one describes murdering his abusive father, another tells of his affair with an older woman. Images from footage of the Lyle and Erik Menendez murder trial in 1989 are included. Though the stories are only alluded to, the raw emotion and harrowing experiences behind their angry, confused faces is unforgettable.

26


The Ballad of Sexual Dependency Nan Goldin

A Double Life Nan Goldin

Aperture, New York, 1986. First Edition, First Printing. Oblong Octavo. Hardbound in blue cloth with illustrated dust jacket.

Includes seven loose black-and-white photographs by Nan Goldin, some of her earliest work: one 11 x 14, one 8 x 10, and five 3 ½ x 5 images.

“[Goldin] examines the limitations of sanctioned gender roles and the conflicting, often violent nature of sexual relationships amongst her friends and lovers. Her view is profoundly pessimistic, yet she also admits the illogical pull of the biological imperative in her introduction to the book: ‘I often fear that men and women are irrevocably strangers to each other, irreconcilably unsuited, almost as if they were from different planets. But there is an intense need for coupling in spite of it all. Even if relationships are destructive people cling together.’ Goldin surefootedly negotiates that perilous tightrope where snapshot elides into documentary, confession into art, the mundane into poetry. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, like most great photobooks, is an honest, troubling, passionate, deeply poetic mirror held up to our times.” Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History Vol. II, p. 39

Scalo, New York, 1994. First edition. Large Quarto. Illustrated throughout with color and black-andwhite photographs. Printed burgundy boards. Review copy with extra iterations of some pages bound in. Includes a one-page photocopied press release from the office of noted literary agent Ira Silverberg (second page is missing).

27

A Double Life presents gritty, erotic, and moving images by Nan Goldin and David Armstrong, who have both explored the expressive and narrative possibilities of the medium. Their work is cunningly presented in “free-form” sequences, whether juxtaposed “side-by-side” or presented in discrete full sections succeeding each other. The collection’s cumulative effect is quite affecting and powerful. A brilliant collaboration, this is a “must-have” title for Nan Goldin and David Armstrong collectors.


You and I Ryan McGinley

Everyone Knows This is Nowhere Ryan McGinley

Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, NM, 2011. Quarto. Hardcover bound in pale blue cloth with title stamped in silver on cover and on spine. Illustrated dust jacket. First edition limited to 8,000 copies.

Dashwood Books, New York, 2010. First Edition. Quarto. Hardbound with illustrated, pliable boards. In original dust jacket.

The first retrospective of McGinley’s work ever to be published, You and I looks back at the first ten years of this gifted and increasingly popular artist. The book also includes essays on McGinley’s works from Sylvia Wolf and Vince Aletti. From the publisher: “McGinley makes large-scale color photographs of his friends, a group that forms part of New York’s Lower East Side youth culture. [His] newest work signals a departure from the urban youth culture images for which he is best known; he has been working in natural settings outside New York City, creating specific situations for his subjects to lose themselves in the moment. McGinley embraces nature as a site of freedom and captures a sense of buoyancy and release.”

A lush collection of nude portraits that are both intimate and expressive. McGinley takes the young people out of the skateboard and graffiti subcultures and literally strips them of their cultural trappings, revealing their bodies: frail, tattooed, young, and beautiful. His subjects are willing collaborators; they perform for the camera and expose themselves with a frank self-awareness that is distinctly contemporary. The results form a portrait of a generation that is savvy about visual culture and acutely aware of identity.

28


Ryan McGinley Ryan McGinley

Teenage Joseph Szabo

Includes 2 loose archival color inkjet prints. Doubly INSCRIBED by Ryan McGinley to David Armstrong.

Includes limited edition photographic print SIGNED and NUMBERED by Joseph Szabo.

Flasher Factory, New York, 2004. Octavo. Softcover. Printed light blue wrappers. First Edition. Introduction by Bob Nickas. Published by Flasher Factory in 2004 on the occasion of an exhibition at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center of McGinley’s recent work, which signaled a departure from the photographer’s previous images. While he had been best known for capturing intimate and everyday images of his extended family and friends—skateboarders, graffiti artists, and lovers—in and around the Lower East Side, McGinley began working almost exclusively in natural settings outside of New York City over the nine months prior to the exhibition. For the first time, McGinley had set up situations specifically to be photographed, but he also created the conditions in which his subjects could lose themselves in the moment.

29

Grebull Press, Los Angeles, 2003. First Edition, Limited Editition of 50 copies. Number 49 of 50. Square Quarto. Hardbound with pictorial wrappers. No dust jacket, as issued. Comes in original, special edition box. Photographer Joseph Szabo’s subject is adolescence; his rare gift is capturing the spirit of his students at Malverne High School, caught between puberty and the precipice of adulthood. Taken in the 70s and 80s, the photographs in Teenage represent a remarkable evocation of that period, and yet there is something timeless and endlessly compelling about Szabo’s portrait of almost-adulthood. Some kids are painfully self-conscious, others are self-assured beyond their years -- all have allowed Szabo the unique trust of seeing them as they are. The fine line between intimacy and exploitation that other photographers approach is not in evidence here -- Szabo has no agenda beyond the recording of these moments of extreme loveliness, bravado and confusion. Teenage is a poignant record of Szabo’s work spanning two decades, a timeless evocation of almost-adulthood. This is what only the camera can catch: reality complete with nuances, gestures and life.


The Age of Adolescence Joseph Sterling Includes a limited edition photographic print SIGNED and NUMBERED by Joseph Sterling. Greybull Press, U.S., 2005. Quarto. Black boards with black & white photo illustration set-in to front, silver type to spine and back boards. Comes in original, special edition box with silver type to spine. A special limited first edition of 50 copies. From the publisher: “From 1959 to 1964 (arguably the adolescence of America), Joseph Sterling photographed teenagers, mostly in and around Chicago, hanging out after school, at drive-ins, in fast cars. As Sterling himself defined it, ‘the world of the adolescent is totally interlaced within itself and incapable of freeing itself…It whirls, rolls, and engulfs what it is allowed to engulf.’ During that bridging period between postwar peace and prewar upheaval, Sterling was a student himself at Moholy-Nagy’s Institute of Design in Chicago, where he studied photography under Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Frederick Sommer with classmates Yasuhiro Ishimoto and Ray Metzker… Along with an essay by David Travis, Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago since 1972, this volume collects more than 100 images of a time that’s both historically important and emotionally resonant, one in which, as Sterling says, ‘opportunity is revealed and must be exploited.’”

30


i

n

Cover ........................................................................................................... 1, 3, 4 ............................................................................................................ 5, 6 ............................................................................................................... 7, 8 ............................................................................................................... 9 ................................................................................................................... 10 ................................................................................................................. 11 ................................................................................................................. 12 ................................................................................................................. 14 ................................................................................................................. 15 ................................................................................................................. 16 ................................................................................................................. 17 ................................................................................................................. 18 ................................................................................................................. 19 ................................................................................................................. 20 ................................................................................................................. 21 ................................................................................................................. 22 ................................................................................................................. 23, 24 ........................................................................................................... 34 .................................................................................................................

31

d


d

e

x

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - Ryan McGinley Teenage - Joseph Szabo A Ballad of Sexual Dependency - Nan Goldin Teenage Lust - Larry Clark Tulsa - Larry Clark Teenage Lust - Larry Clark Tulsa - Larry Clark Ryan McGinley - Ryan McGinley Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - Ryan McGinley The Age of Adolescence - Joseph Sterling A Ballad of Sexual Dependency - Nan Goldin Kiss The Past Hello - Larry Clark Teenage - Joseph Szabo Everybody Knows... - Ryan McGinley & A Double Life - Nan Goldin The Age of Adolescence - Joseph Sterling A Double Life - Nan Goldin You and I - Ryan McGinley Larry Clark - Larry Clark You and I - Ryan McGinley

32


TEEN DREAM For price list, please inquire LEADAPRON 554 Huntley Drive Los Angeles CA 90048 By appointment only Jonathan Brown brown@leadapron.net Ariel Rosenbloom rosenbloom@leadapron.net

33

O 310 360 0554 M 914 400 3908 F 310 360 0550 leadapron.net


THE END. 34


LEADAPRON LEADAPRON LEADAPRON LEADAPRON LEADAPRON LEADAPRON LEADAPRON


Teen Dream Catalogue | August 2013