Kids grows up so fast! Next month will be the 19th anniversary of the movie that scared the shit out of baby-boomer parents and made every teenager this side of Tulsa want to pick up a skateboard, move to NYC, and break into the nearest public swimming pool. Chloe, Rosario, and Leo Fitzpatrick went on to achieve their fair share of fame, and the rest of the kids will be featured in a forthcoming documentary titled — you guessed it — The Kids. But this month it’s the film’s creators who are in the spotlight, thanks to these exhibitions.
Harmony Korine’s “Shooters”
Through June 21 at Gagosian Gallery, 821 Park Ave., at 75th St.
Harmony Korine famously penned Kids when he was a teenager, hanging with Chloe Sevigny in Washington Square Park. Described as an enfant terible by some and just plain terrible by critics like Janet Maslin, the avant-garde filmmaker and former Lower East Sider returned to the mainstream last year with Spring Breakers. Now he’s making a bid for art-world cred with these large paintings made with brooms and squeegees, and containing photos of people in alleyways (this is, after all, the guy who made Trash Humpers).
Larry Clark’s “they thought i were but i aren’t anymore…”
June 7 to Aug 1 at Luhring Augustine Gallery, 531 West 24th St., bet Seventh and Eighth Aves.
Earlier this year Larry Clark practically gave away hundreds of his snapshots and then celebrated his birthday with many rounds of free beer. But this is the main event: on Saturday, Luhring Augustine launches an exhibition of his work from 1961 to the present, starting with his earliest portrait (taken with a camera he borrowed from his mom) and also including his more recent sculptures and paintings.