Jonathan Larson won the Pulitzer Prize for Rent, as well as Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Lyrics, and Best Musical, three Drama Desk Awards and numerous others. His "overnight success" came after fifteen years of writing, composing, and performing. He wrote the musical Superbia and the rock monologue tick, tick...BOOM! and composed a variety of music for children, including songs for "Sesame Street," audio books, and the video Away We Go! Mr. Larson died unexpectedly of an aortic aneurysm on January 25, 1996, the night before Rent 's first performance. He was thirty-five.
Larry Fink has had one man shows at The Museum of Modern Art, theaWhitney Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Mus e de laaPhotographie in Belgium, and the Musee de l'Elysee in Switzerland, amongst others.aHe shows in galleries regularly in New York, Los Angeles, and Paris, France. Alongawith two John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships in 1976 and 1979, and two NationalaEndowment for the Arts, Individual Photography Fellowships in 1978 and 1986, heawas awarded an honorary doctorate from the College for Creative Studies, College ofaArt and Design, Detroit, 2002. A career educator, Larry Fink has been teaching forathe last 25 years as a professor of photography at Bard College. Larry's work hasaappeared in top publications such as Vanity Fair, W, GQ, Detour, New YorkaTimes Magazine, and The New Yorker, and Fink has published numerousamonographs including: Social Graces (Aperture, 1984; powerHouse, 2001), Boxing (powerHouse, 1997),aRunway (powerHouse, 2000), The Forbidden Pictures (powerHouse, 2004), Larry Fink (Phaidon, 2005),aPrimal Elegance (Lodima Press, 2006), Somewhere There's Music (Damiani Editore,a2006), Attraction and Desire: 50 Years in Photography (The Sheldon Art Galleriesa2011), and The Vanities: Hollywood Parties 2000u2009 (Schirmer/Mosel 2011).