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Gypsy, New York

Artist:
Helen Levitt (American, 1913–2009)
Date:
ca. 1942, printed 1960s
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
27.7 x 21.4 cm (10 15/16 x 8 7/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Dorothy Levitt Beskind Gift, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.526.1
Rights and Reproduction:
© Estate of Helen Levitt
Not on view
Inscription: Signed in ink on print, recto LR, below image: "Helen Levitt"; inscribed in pencil on print, verso LL: "Gypsy N.Y."; inscribed in pencil on print, verso UR: "DL"
Helen Levitt

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Recent Acquisitions, Department of Prints and Photographs," December 6, 1977–February 19, 1978.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Photographs from the Museum's Collection," December 4, 1984–March 17, 1985.

Levitt, Helen. A Way of Seeing: Photographs of New York. New York: Viking Press, 1965. p. 32.

Levitt, Helen. A Way of Seeing. Durham: Duke University Press, 1989. p. 45.



Negative format is 4x5" from camera borrowed from Walker Evans.
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