Helen Levitt

American, 1913–2009

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'N. Y.' (Children Playing), 1938
gelatin silver print
20.3 x 14.6 cm
Oct 25, 2023Sotheby's
'N. Y.' (Children Playing), 1938
gelatin silver print
20.3 x 14.6 cm
Oct 25, 2023
Sotheby's
Pier 24 Photography from the Pilara Family Foundation
Lot 104
New York (children playing)
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
7 1/4 x 11 in. (18.4 x 27.9 cm)
Oct 11, 2023Phillips
New York (children playing)
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
7 1/4 x 11 in. (18.4 x 27.9 cm)
Oct 11, 2023
Phillips • New York
Photographs
Lot 57
New York (two boys sitting)
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
8 x 11 1/4 in. (20.3 x 28.6 cm)
Oct 11, 2023Phillips
New York (two boys sitting)
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
8 x 11 1/4 in. (20.3 x 28.6 cm)
Oct 11, 2023
Phillips • New York
Photographs
Lot 56
New York (two children dancing)
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
11 3/4 x 8 in. (29.8 x 20.3 cm)
Oct 11, 2023Phillips
New York (two children dancing)
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
11 3/4 x 8 in. (29.8 x 20.3 cm)
Oct 11, 2023
Phillips • New York
Photographs
Lot 52
N.Y. (masked children on stoop)
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
7 x 10 in. (17.8 x 25.4 cm)
Oct 11, 2023Phillips
N.Y. (masked children on stoop)
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
7 x 10 in. (17.8 x 25.4 cm)
Oct 11, 2023
Phillips • New York
Photographs
Lot 50
N.Y. (boys in moving truck), 1940, 1980
Silver print
18.7 x 27.9 cm
Oct 5, 2023Swann
N.Y. (boys in moving truck), 1940, 1980
Silver print
18.7 x 27.9 cm
Oct 5, 2023
Swann
Fine Photographs
Lot 108
N.Y. (man and boy in the window), 1940, 1980
Silver print
16.8 x 23.8 cm
Oct 5, 2023Swann
N.Y. (man and boy in the window), 1940, 1980
Silver print
16.8 x 23.8 cm
Oct 5, 2023
Swann
Fine Photographs
Lot 109
N.Y. (Man in front of a vitrine); N.Y. (Family porch); N.Y. (Children playing), 1950, 1970
3 silver prints
8.6 x 5.7 cm
Oct 5, 2023Swann
N.Y. (Man in front of a vitrine); N.Y. (Family porch); N.Y. (Children playing), 1950, 1970
3 silver prints
8.6 x 5.7 cm
Oct 5, 2023
Swann
Fine Photographs
Lot 117
N.Y. (children with laundry), 1972
Dye transfer print
24.4 x 36.2 cm
Oct 5, 2023Swann
N.Y. (children with laundry), 1972
Dye transfer print
24.4 x 36.2 cm
Oct 5, 2023
Swann
Fine Photographs
Lot 126
New York City (woman with cat and dog), 1940
gelatin silver print
19.0 x 15.8 cm
Aug 18, 2023Christie's
New York City (woman with cat and dog), 1940
gelatin silver print
19.0 x 15.8 cm
Aug 18, 2023
Christie's
Tales of the City: New York Prints and Photographs of the Early 20th Century
Lot 95
New York, circa 1939-1942
gelatin silver print
21.3 x 14 cm
May 2, 2023Sotheby's
New York, circa 1939-1942
gelatin silver print
21.3 x 14 cm
May 2, 2023
Sotheby's • New York
Pier 24 Photography from the Pilara Family Foundation Sold to Benefit Charitable Organizations Day Sale
Lot 170
'N. Y. C.' (Two Boys Smoking), 1939
gelatin silver print
18.4 x 14.9 cm
May 2, 2023Sotheby's
'N. Y. C.' (Two Boys Smoking), 1939
gelatin silver print
18.4 x 14.9 cm
May 2, 2023
Sotheby's • New York
Pier 24 Photography from the Pilara Family Foundation Sold to Benefit Charitable Organizations Day Sale
Lot 171
Selected Photographs of New York, circa 1938
2 gelatin silver prints, each mounted
31.1 x 22.2 cm
May 2, 2023Sotheby's
Selected Photographs of New York, circa 1938
2 gelatin silver prints, each mounted
31.1 x 22.2 cm
May 2, 2023
Sotheby's • New York
Pier 24 Photography from the Pilara Family Foundation Sold to Benefit Charitable Organizations Day Sale
Lot 174
New York City, 1940
gelatin silver print, mounted
19.1 x 15.2 cm
May 2, 2023Sotheby's
New York City, 1940
gelatin silver print, mounted
19.1 x 15.2 cm
May 2, 2023
Sotheby's • New York
Pier 24 Photography from the Pilara Family Foundation Sold to Benefit Charitable Organizations Day Sale
Lot 173
Untitled, New York (Children in Hydrant Spray), 1945
gelatin silver print
15.9 x 23.5 cm
May 2, 2023Sotheby's
Untitled, New York (Children in Hydrant Spray), 1945
gelatin silver print
15.9 x 23.5 cm
May 2, 2023
Sotheby's • New York
Pier 24 Photography from the Pilara Family Foundation Sold to Benefit Charitable Organizations Day Sale
Lot 169
New York, 1939
gelatin silver print, mounted
18.4 x 20.3 cm
May 2, 2023Sotheby's
New York, 1939
gelatin silver print, mounted
18.4 x 20.3 cm
May 2, 2023
Sotheby's • New York
Pier 24 Photography from the Pilara Family Foundation Sold to Benefit Charitable Organizations Day Sale
Lot 175
New York City, circa 1955
gelatin silver print
15.9 x 23.5 cm
May 1, 2023Sotheby's
New York City, circa 1955
gelatin silver print
15.9 x 23.5 cm
May 1, 2023
Sotheby's • New York
Pier 24 Photography from the Pilara Family Foundation Sold to Benefit Charitable Organizations Evening Sale
Lot 27
New York, 1940, 1975
gelatin silver print
18.4 x 26.9 cm
Apr 13, 2023Christie's
New York, 1940, 1975
gelatin silver print
18.4 x 26.9 cm
Apr 13, 2023
Christie's
Photographs
Lot 24
Untitled (Graffiti, New York)
Gelatin silver print.
21.3 x 13.9 cm (8 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
Nov 22, 2022Phillips
Untitled (Graffiti, New York)
Gelatin silver print.
21.3 x 13.9 cm (8 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
Nov 22, 2022
Phillips • London
Photographs
Lot 13
N.Y.C. (children with broken mirror)
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
12 7/8 x 8 5/8 in. (32.7 x 21.9 cm)
Oct 12, 2022Phillips
N.Y.C. (children with broken mirror)
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
12 7/8 x 8 5/8 in. (32.7 x 21.9 cm)
Oct 12, 2022
Phillips • New York
Photographs
Lot 88
N.Y.C. (boys playing over doorway)
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
12 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. (31.4 x 21.3 cm)
Oct 12, 2022Phillips
N.Y.C. (boys playing over doorway)
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
12 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. (31.4 x 21.3 cm)
Oct 12, 2022
Phillips • New York
Photographs
Lot 87
N.Y. (boy spinning ribbon)
Gelatin silver print, probably printed in the 1950s.
7 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. (18.4 x 24.8 cm)
Oct 12, 2022Phillips
N.Y. (boy spinning ribbon)
Gelatin silver print, probably printed in the 1950s.
7 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. (18.4 x 24.8 cm)
Oct 12, 2022
Phillips • New York
Photographs
Lot 86
N.Y. (children with laundry)
Dye transfer print, printed later.
9 1/2 x 14 1/4 in. (24.1 x 36.2 cm)
Oct 12, 2022Phillips
N.Y. (children with laundry)
Dye transfer print, printed later.
9 1/2 x 14 1/4 in. (24.1 x 36.2 cm)
Oct 12, 2022
Phillips • New York
Photographs
Lot 85
N.Y. (children with doll and flowers)
Gelatin silver print.
4 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. (11.7 x 18.1 cm)
Oct 12, 2022Phillips
N.Y. (children with doll and flowers)
Gelatin silver print.
4 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. (11.7 x 18.1 cm)
Oct 12, 2022
Phillips • New York
Photographs
Lot 82
N.Y.C. (thoughtful woman)
Gelatin silver print, printed 2000.
46 x 36 in. (116.8 x 91.4 cm)
Oct 12, 2022Phillips
N.Y.C. (thoughtful woman)
Gelatin silver print, printed 2000.
46 x 36 in. (116.8 x 91.4 cm)
Oct 12, 2022
Phillips • New York
Photographs
Lot 77
New York, 1984
vintage gelatin silver print
10 5/8 x 7 1/2in (27 x 19cm) 14 x 11in (35.5 x 27.9cm)
Oct 11, 2022Bonhams
New York, 1984
vintage gelatin silver print
10 5/8 x 7 1/2in (27 x 19cm) 14 x 11in (35.5 x 27.9cm)
Oct 11, 2022
Bonhams • New York
Photographs
Lot 49
N.Y.C. (children with broken mirror)
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
11 1/2 x 7 7/8 in. (29.2 x 20 cm)
Apr 7, 2022Phillips
N.Y.C. (children with broken mirror)
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
11 1/2 x 7 7/8 in. (29.2 x 20 cm)
Apr 7, 2022
Phillips • New York
New York State of Mind: Photographs Online Auction
Lot 14
Untitled, New York City (Two women and a girl in a doorway), 1940, 1940
Gelatin silver contact print
6.3 x 8.5 cm
Apr 7, 2022Bonhams
Untitled, New York City (Two women and a girl in a doorway), 1940, 1940
Gelatin silver contact print
6.3 x 8.5 cm
Apr 7, 2022
Bonhams
Photographs
Lot 125
N.Y.C. (girl with milk bottles)
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
10 1/2 x 7 in. (26.7 x 17.8 cm)
Apr 6, 2022Phillips
N.Y.C. (girl with milk bottles)
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
10 1/2 x 7 in. (26.7 x 17.8 cm)
Apr 6, 2022
Phillips • New York
Photographs
Lot 168
N.Y.C. (Harlem Angel), 1940
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
9 1/4 x 6 in. (23.5 x 15.2 cm)
Apr 6, 2022Phillips
N.Y.C. (Harlem Angel), 1940
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
9 1/4 x 6 in. (23.5 x 15.2 cm)
Apr 6, 2022
Phillips • New York
Photographs
Lot 167
New York City (phone booth)
Dye-transfer print, printed 1993.
12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
Apr 6, 2022Phillips
New York City (phone booth)
Dye-transfer print, printed 1993.
12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
Apr 6, 2022
Phillips • New York
Photographs
Lot 166
Selected Images
Four gelatin silver prints, printed later.
Varying sizes from 9 x 6 1/2 in. (22.9 x 16.5 cm) to 12 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (31.1 x 21 cm)
Apr 6, 2022Phillips
Selected Images
Four gelatin silver prints, printed later.
Varying sizes from 9 x 6 1/2 in. (22.9 x 16.5 cm) to 12 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (31.1 x 21 cm)
Apr 6, 2022
Phillips • New York
Photographs
Lot 165
New YorkForeign Legion, 1940
Silver print, in pencil
16.8 x 24.4 cm
Feb 10, 2022Swann
New YorkForeign Legion, 1940
Silver print, in pencil
16.8 x 24.4 cm
Feb 10, 2022
Swann
Fine Photographs: Celebrating 70 Years of Photographs at Swann
Lot 79
A Way of Seeing, 1965
photograph
Feb 10, 2022Swann
A Way of Seeing, 1965
photograph
Feb 10, 2022
Swann
Fine Photographs: Celebrating 70 Years of Photographs at Swann
Lot 80
Mexico, 1941, 1960
Silver print, in pencil
18.1 x 21.3 cm
Feb 10, 2022Swann
Mexico, 1941, 1960
Silver print, in pencil
18.1 x 21.3 cm
Feb 10, 2022
Swann
Fine Photographs: Celebrating 70 Years of Photographs at Swann
Lot 83
New York (two children dancing)
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
12 x 8 1/4 in. (30.5 x 21 cm)
Oct 7, 2021Phillips
New York (two children dancing)
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
12 x 8 1/4 in. (30.5 x 21 cm)
Oct 7, 2021
Phillips • New York
Photographs
Lot 86
New York, 1938
gelatin silver print, mounted on board
23.1 x 15.5 cm
Oct 6, 2021Christie's
New York, 1938
gelatin silver print, mounted on board
23.1 x 15.5 cm
Oct 6, 2021
Christie's
Photographs
Lot 52
Mexico City, 1941
Gelatin silver print
18.4 x 21.2 cm
Aug 31, 2021Bonhams
Mexico City, 1941
Gelatin silver print
18.4 x 21.2 cm
Aug 31, 2021
Bonhams
Photographs: Summer Edition
Lot 78
'N. Y.' (Two Children – One with Handkerchief), 1945, 1980
gelatin silver print
16.5 x 24.1 cm
Dec 15, 2020Sotheby's
'N. Y.' (Two Children – One with Handkerchief), 1945, 1980
gelatin silver print
16.5 x 24.1 cm
Dec 15, 2020
Sotheby's
Four Decades: In Celebration of AIPAD
Lot 15
'N. Y.', 1942
gelatin silver print
16.2 x 24.1 cm
Nov 27, 2020Sotheby's
'N. Y.', 1942
gelatin silver print
16.2 x 24.1 cm
Nov 27, 2020
Sotheby's
Photographs from the Ginny Williams Collection
Lot 105
Selected Images
2 gelatin silver prints
27.6 x 35.2 cm
Nov 27, 2020Sotheby's
Selected Images
2 gelatin silver prints
27.6 x 35.2 cm
Nov 27, 2020
Sotheby's
Photographs from the Ginny Williams Collection
Lot 108
Untitled (Graffiti, New York), c. 1939
gelatin silver print
21.3 x 13.9 cm
Oct 14, 2020Christie's
Untitled (Graffiti, New York), c. 1939
gelatin silver print
21.3 x 13.9 cm
Oct 14, 2020
Christie's
The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W.M. Hunt Collection
Lot 61
'MEXICO' (SELECTED IMAGES), 1941
2 gelatin silver prints
19.7 x 24.8 cm
Sep 21, 2020Sotheby's
'MEXICO' (SELECTED IMAGES), 1941
2 gelatin silver prints
19.7 x 24.8 cm
Sep 21, 2020
Sotheby's
Classic Photographs
Lot 89
New York, 1984
Vintage gelatin silver print
27 x 19 cm
Aug 26, 2020Bonhams
New York, 1984
Vintage gelatin silver print
27 x 19 cm
Aug 26, 2020
Bonhams
Seeing Out Of The Box: Conceptual Photographs Online
Lot 20
NEW YORK (BOYS ON A PEDIMENT), 1942
gelatin silver print
26.4 x 17.8 cm
Jul 14, 2020Sotheby's
NEW YORK (BOYS ON A PEDIMENT), 1942
gelatin silver print
26.4 x 17.8 cm
Jul 14, 2020
Sotheby's • New York
Photographs from the Ginny Williams Collection
Lot 37
N.Y. (masked children on stoop)
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
7 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (20 x 30.2 cm)
Jul 13, 2020Phillips
N.Y. (masked children on stoop)
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
7 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (20 x 30.2 cm)
Jul 13, 2020
Phillips • New York
Photographs
Lot 85
Selected Images
Three gelatin silver prints, printed later.
Each approximately 7 x 10 in. (17.8 x 25.4 cm) or the reverse.
Jul 13, 2020Phillips
Selected Images
Three gelatin silver prints, printed later.
Each approximately 7 x 10 in. (17.8 x 25.4 cm) or the reverse.
Jul 13, 2020
Phillips • New York
Photographs
Lot 84
N.Y. (home team), 1940, 1980
Silver print
21 x 32.1 cm
Feb 25, 2020Swann
N.Y. (home team), 1940, 1980
Silver print
21 x 32.1 cm
Feb 25, 2020
Swann • New York
Classic & Contemporary Photographs
Lot 89
N.Y. (mother and child), 1940, 1980
Silver print
14.6 x 21.6 cm
Feb 25, 2020Swann
N.Y. (mother and child), 1940, 1980
Silver print
14.6 x 21.6 cm
Feb 25, 2020
Swann • New York
Classic & Contemporary Photographs
Lot 85
N.Y. (boys on steps, cops and robbers), 1942, 1980
Silver print
15.9 x 22.2 cm
Feb 25, 2020Swann
N.Y. (boys on steps, cops and robbers), 1942, 1980
Silver print
15.9 x 22.2 cm
Feb 25, 2020
Swann • New York
Classic & Contemporary Photographs
Lot 86