Art/ Collection/ Art Object

[Couple Looking into Vacant Lot, New York City]

Artist:
Helen Levitt (American, 1913–2009)
Date:
1940s
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
19.9 x 14.8 cm. (7 13/16 x 5 13/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of Phyllis D. Massar, 1971
Accession Number:
1971.549.2
Rights and Reproduction:
© Estate of Helen Levitt
Not on view
Inscription: Signed in ink on print, recto LR, in margin: "Helen Levitt"; inscribed and signed in pencil on print, verso LL, LR: "n.y.", "Helen Levitt"; inscribed in pencil on print, verso UL, C: "Z", "P"; inscribed in pencil on print, verso LL to LR in unknown MMA hand: "This print brought to museum by Helen Levitt // on March 8, 1977 as replacement for earlier print she said was not printed by her // & which she destroyed because it was "an embarassment to her"
Phyllis D. Massar

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Landscape/Cityscape: A Selection of Twentieth-Century American Photographs," November 13, 1973–February 3, 1974.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College. "Making Light: Wit and Humor in Photography," April 6, 2000–June 11, 2000.

Levitt, Helen. A Way of Seeing: Photographs of New York. New York: Viking Press, 1965. p. 40.

Levitt, Helen. A Way of Seeing. Durham: Duke University Press, 1989. p. 67.



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