Artist's book by Larry Clark composed of photographs by Clark documenting his and his friends downward spiral of drug addition, sex, birth, and death.
"Larry Clark's Tulsa is a chronicle of homecoming. Its 50 black-and-white photographs taken over a nine-year period, document Clark's journeys back to his birthplace. However, as the brief introductory text makes plain, Clark’s return is not to a particular geographic site, but rather to the drug culture of his youth. Tulsa has lost none of its visceral impact in the twenty years since it was first published. Clark’s use of an accidental, 'snapshot' aesthetic to capture this world of drugs, guns, pregnancy, brutality, and death eliminates any mediation between the viewer and the images, demanding a direct emotional response. Originally published in paperback by Lustrum Press in 1971, Tulsa was republished in 1979 a hardcover edition by Clark. In 1982 a limited edition of 400 signed and numbered books, with an original 8 x 10 inch photograph was also issued. It should be noted that the edition will end at 243 since too few books were originally set aside. Limited edition artist book each with a signed and numbered 10 x 8 inch black & white photograph." -- publisher's statement.