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New York

Helen Levitt

(Brooklyn, New York, 1913 - 2009, New York, New York)

1939 (printed 2000)

Gelatin silver print

43 in. x 29 in. (109.22 cm x 73.66 cm)

Gift of Laurence Miller Gallery in memory of Helen Levitt

2009.16

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Writer James Agee (1909-1955), a close friend of Levitt, wrote that “all over the city, on streets and walks and walls the children, and the other true primitives of the race have established ancient, essential and ephemeral forms of art, have set forth in chalk and crayon the names and images of their pride, love, preying, scorn, desire . . . . all spangling the walks and walls, which each strong shower effaces.”

Marks

gallery label with signature on back

Keywords
Black and White
Children's play
New York
United States