The Perfect Childhood
Zurich: Scalo, 1995. 1st Trade Edition. Quarto, publisher's black textured paper-covered boards, spine stamped in gray,laid endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
Notorious American filmmaker Larry Clark’s graphic meditation on adolescent sex, gathering images from earlier photobooks Tulsa (1971) and Teenage Lust (1981), and previously unpublished work, as well as reproductions of letters, newspaper articles, drawings, and other ephemera. Originally self-published in 1992, this trade edition issued by Swiss art publisher Scalo caused controversy when the US distributor refused issue it on grounds of obscenity. Illustrated with 110 four-color and 48 duotone plates, many full-page and full-bleed. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #6669