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Helen Levitt  1913-2009, US

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USA 116
Germany 20
Spain 11
France 10
Canada 6




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Walker Evans  156 42
Robert Frank  272 34
Diane Arbus  196 34
Lee Friedlander  209 30




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  Laurence Miller Gallery, USA 20
  MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, USA 9
  Fraenkel Gallery, USA 7
  ICP - International Center of Photography, USA 5



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31.8.1913 Born in New York City, NY (US)

Awards 2008 »Spectrum« Award 2008


29.3.2009 Died in New York City, NY (US)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 188  Please report missing Information



until 8.6.
   Private Dramas, Public Dreams: The Street Photographs of Helen Levitt & Friends - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL Send message

until 26.4.
   30th Anniversary Exhibition- 30 years 31 Photographers - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY Send message

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2012
   Just Kids - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY

2011
   Helen Levitt Photographs - Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
   In a New York Minute: Photographs by Helen Levitt - Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
   Helen Levitt - Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT

2010
   Un Lyrisme Urbain - Le Point du Jour - Centre d'art Éditeur, Cherbourg-Octeville
   Helen Levitt. Lírica Urbana. Fotografías 1936-1993. PHotoEspaña 2010 - Museo Colecciones ICO, Madrid

2009
   The Knight Purchase Award: Helen Levitt - Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
   Helen Levitt: A Photographer’s Legacy - Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
   Helen Levitt - A Memorial Tribute - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY
   Helen Levitt - New York Photographs - Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam

2008
   Helen Levitt - In the Street - Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam
Description and image  Helen Levitt - "Spectrum" - Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover

2007
   Helen Levitt - Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris

2006
Description and image  Helen Levitt - Galerie F5,6 für Fotografie, Munich
   Helen Levitt - Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

2005
   Helen Levitt - Slide Show - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY

2004
   Helen Levitt - Vintage Graffiti - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY

2003
   Helen Levitt - Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2002
   Helen Levitt - Graffiti - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY
   Helen Levitt - Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA

2001
   Helen Levitt - Crosstown - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY

2000
   Helen Levitt - Recent prints, Chalk Drawing Murals - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY

1999
   Mexico City 1941: Photographs by Helen Levitt - Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

1998
   Helen Levitt - Museum Villa Stuck, Munich
   Ciudad de México, 1941 - Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City
   Helen Levitt - Museum der Moderne Salzburg Rupertinum, Salzburg
   Helen Levitt - Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main
   Mexico City 1941 - Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Durham, NC

1997
   Helen Levitt: Crosstown - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY

1995
   Helen Levitt - Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, ON

1994
   Helen Levitt - Vintage Chalk Drawings 1938 – 1948 - Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1993
   Helen Levitt: Photographs - Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
   Helen Levitt - Presentation House Gallery - PHG, North Vancouver, BC
   Helen Levitt: Photography - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1992
   Helen Levitt Photographs - Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
   Helen Levitt - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY

1990
   Little Known Photographs By Helen Levitt - Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1987
   Helen Levitt: Children's Street Drawings, New York, 1938–1948 - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY

1986
   Helen Levitt - Eighteen Color Photographs - Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1985
   Helen Levitt. Fotografier - Moderna Museet, Stockholm

1982
   Helen Levitt - Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1981
   Helen Levitt / MATRIX 47 - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
   Helen Levitt / Matrix 66 - The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

1980
   Helen Levitt: Photography - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1974
   Projects: Helen Levitt in Color - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1943
   Helen Levitt: Photographs of Children - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

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2013
   A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
   Le Pont - MAC Musées d´Art Contemporain Marseille, Marseille
   Contra Tàpies - Fundación Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona
   Light Sensitive - Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC

2012
   The Dwelling Life of Man - Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort
   Howard Greenberg, Collection - Musée de l´Elysée, Lausanne
   City Scenes: Highlights of New York Street Photography - Museum of the City of New York, New York City, NY
   Road Atlas. Straßenfotografie aus der DZ Bank Kunstsammlung - Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus, Cottbus
   Fundación Foto Colectania - Fundació Foto Colectania, Barcelona
   American Photography - Flo Peters Gallery , Hamburg
   La Triennale 2012 - Intense Proximity - Palais de Tokyo, Paris
   New Vision - ARGENTIC, Paris
   Aipad Photography Show 2012 - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY
   Picturing New York - Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA
   100 Years of Photography - Thomas H. Bayly Building, Charlottesville, VA
   Looking Forward - Looking Back - G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA

2011
   Childish Things - Tabla Rasa Gallery, New York City, NY
   Road Atlas - Straßenfotografie aus der DZ Bank Kunstsammlung - Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim
   The Dwelling Life of Man. Photographs from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection - Fundació Foto Colectania, Barcelona
   Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America - MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
   Framed: Street Photography from the Collection - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

2010
   Ojos Privados: Selections from the Collection of Laurence Miller - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY
   My Base II / Photographs I saw in 80's in NY - Kurenboh - Chohouin Buddhist Temple Gallery, Tokyo
   México : esperado/inesperado - Université du Travail, Charleroi
   Mexico Beyond Its Revolution - Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA
   Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970-1980 - Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
   Past, Present, Future II - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY
Description and image  Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
   Furthermore: 30th Anniversary Exhibition - Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Description  Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970 – 1980 - Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
   Body Language - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY

2009
Description and image  MOCA´s First Thirty Years - MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
   Mexico: Expected/Unexpected. Collection Isabel and Agustín Coppel - Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam
   38 AT 38 - Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
   Hide & Seek: Picturing Childhood - The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
   Group Show - Only-photography, Berlin
   Assembly - Monte Clark Gallery - Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
   Mexico: Expected / Unexpected - TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
   Immaginare New York. Fotografie dalla collezione del MoMA - MART- Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto
   Modern Moments: Recent Gifts in American Photography - Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Description  Reality Revisted - Moderna Museet, Stockholm
   Photography on the Street - Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
   This Is Not a Fashion Photograph: Selections from the ICP Collection - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
   25th Anniversary Celebration - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY

2008
Description and image  Collection Agustín et Isabel Coppel, Mexico: Expected/Unexpected - La Maison Rouge, Paris
   Street & Studio. Eine urbane Geschichte der Fotografie - Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen
   Ojos privados Colección Laurence Miller - Fundació Foto Colectania, Barcelona
   I AM I A KILLER - Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   When color was new vintage photographs from around the 1970s - Julie Saul Gallery, New York City, NY
   Images Du Corps, Vertiges Et Vestiges - Musée Régional D'Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sérignan
   Facebook: Images of People in Photographs from the Collection - The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
   A Mind at Play - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
   Henri Cartier-Bresson & Helen Levitt - Side by Side - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY
   Peripheral vision and collective body - MUSEION - Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst , Bolzano
   Street & Studio: an urban history of photography - Tate Modern, London (England)
   Las Implicaciones de la Imagen (The implications of image) - MUCA Roma - Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico City
   Selections One - Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Portland, CO
   Presumed Innocence: Photographic Perspectives of Children - DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
   City Portraits - - Deborah Bell/Photographs, New York City, NY (closed, 2011)
   POST-WAR PERSPECTIVES 1945 -1960 - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY

2007
   The New York Scholl 1936-63 - Galerie Stephen Hoffman, Munich
   Empty Nest: The Changing Face of Childhood in Art, 1880 to the Present - Nathan A. Bernstein Co. Ltd., New York City, NY
   MACBA im Frankfurter Kunstverein - Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main
   Photographic Formalities: From Ansel Adams to Weegee - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
   Past (Present) Future - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY
   Icons of American Photography - The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
   VIP - National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
   On the Street - The New York School of Photographers - Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Description  Review - 4 Jahre Galerie f5,6 - Galerie F5,6 für Fotografie, Munich
   Diane Arbus – Helen Levitt: A Conversation - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY

2006
   Porträt der Straße - Fotografien aus drei Jahrhunderten - Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Kaufbeuren
Description  Americans - Masterpieces of American Photography from 1940 until now - Kunsthalle Wien (Museumsquartier), Vienna
   Photography Collection - Galeria Ramis Barquet - 57th Street, New York City, NY
   Moderna Museet c/o Dunkers Kulturhus - EyeWitness - Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg
   The Streets of New York: American Photographs from the Collection, 1938–1958 - The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
   Several Exceptionally Good Recently Aquired Pictures XVIII - Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Description  Tiefenschärfe - Bilder vom Menschen - Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden
   Metro Pictures, part two - Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA), Miami, FL
   Portraits of Artists - Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York City, NY

2005
   Rostros y Máscaras - Fotografías de la Colección Ordóñez-Falcón - Fundación Juan March, Madrid
   Rostros y Máscaras - Museu d´Art Espanyol Contemporani (Fundación Juan March), Palma de Mallorca
   De la comtesse De Castiglione à Cindy Sherman - Galerie de France, Paris
   Looking at America - - Galerie Hohenlohe, Vienna (closed, 2008)
   La Colección MACBA - Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
   Slide Show - CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
   Surface - Group Show - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY
Description  Faces in the Crowd - Picturing Modern Life from Manet to Today - Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin
Description  On The Street - The New York School of Photographers - Center for Creative Photography - University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Description  Into The Unknown - Abstraction From The Collection - MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
   La Photographie á l'Épreuve - IAC - Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne

2004
Description  Few Are Chosen: Street Photography and the Book, 1936–1966 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
   Illusion of innocence - Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
   Ausstellungen 1994 - 2004 - Sabine Schmidt Galerie, Cologne
Description and image  Arte y utopía - La acción restringida - Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
   Yet Untitled - Die Sammlung Bernd F. Künne - Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg
   Defining Moments - Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
   Yet Untitled - Det Nationale Fotomuseum, Copenhagen

2003
   City Streets - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
Description and image  Content - Rem Koolhaas und OMA-AMO - Bauten, Projekte und Konzepte seit 1996 - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Description and image Galerie Pudelko"Künstlerphotographien - Berühmte Photographen portraitieren berühmte Künstler" - Galerie Pudelko, Bonn Send message
   The Art of Street Photography - Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   Hot Summer in the City - Sean Kelly Gallery, New York City, NY
   Les choix dCB - Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris
   Contortion Distortion - Group Selection - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY
   A Proposal for an Exhibition - Monte Clark Gallery - Toronto, Toronto, ON

2002
   New York: Capital of Photography - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
   A Proposal for an Exhibition - Monte Clark Gallery - Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
   New York Observed: The Mythology of the City - UMMA - The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
   Through the Looking Glass - Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Description and image  A Bird Show - Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York City, NY
   Americans - Meisterwerke der amerikanischen Photographie - MMK Museum Moderner Kunst - Stiftung Wörlen, Passau
Description  New York - Capital of Photography - The Jewish Museum of New York, New York City, NY
   About Away - Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Description  GARY BROTMEYER - The Nap is Good / HELEN LEVITT - Graffiti - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY

2001
   The Passions: From Brueghel To Viola - James Cohan Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
Description and image  10th Anniversary Exhibition - Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Description and image  The Social Scene - ICA - Institute of Contemporary ArtBoston, Boston, MA
   A Room Of Their Own - From Rothko To Rauschenberg - MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

2000
   The Social Scene - - The Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art (PBICA), Lake Worth, FL (closed)
   Moodstruck - Photographs from the Permanent Collection - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1998
   Das Versprechen der Fotografie. Die Sammlung der DG-Bank - Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
   Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures XII - Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   Paved With Gold - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (England)
   Helen Levitt & Roger Mayne - Vintage Street Photographs - Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL

1997
   documenta X - Documenta, Kassel

1994
   Mexico through foreign eyes - Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan
   American Surrealist Photography - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1993
   Motion and Document/Sequence and Time: Eadweard Muybridge and Contemporary American Photography - Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
   In Transit - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY

1990
   The Indomitable Spirit: Photographers And Artists Respond In The Time Of Aids - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY

1989
   Noted Women Photographers of the 20’s and 30’s - Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1987
   American Dreams - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

1982
   In Our Time: Houston’s Contemporary Arts Museum 1948–1982 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

1981
   The New Color: A Decade of Color Photography - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY

1978
   New Standpoints: 1940-1955 - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1973
   The Responsible Eye, Three Decades of the Photograph as Document / Trois décennies de photographies documentaires (1930- - Optica - centre for contemporary art, Montreal, QC

1971
   Photographs of Women - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1957
   70 Photographers Look at New York - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1949
   Photography (6 Women Photographers) - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1943
   Action Photography - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

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Germany

 Galerie F5,6 für Fotografie, Munich
 Galerie Stephen Hoffman, Munich

South Korea

 Galerie Lumiere, Seoul

USA

 Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
 Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL
 Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY
 Lee Gallery, Winchester, MA

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Australia

 Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD

Canada

 National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, ON

France

 IAC - Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne

Spain

 Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona

USA

 The Fralin Museum of Art - University of Virginia Art Museums, Charlottesville, VA
 The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
 Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
 MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
 MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
 The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
 Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

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