FIRST EDITION OF SLIDE SHOW: THE COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS OF HELEN LEVITT; SIGNED BY HER
Slide Show: The Color Photographs of Helen Levitt.
Levitt, Helen; Foreword by John Szarkowski.$250.00
Item Number: 812
New York: Powerhouse, 2005.
First Edition. Oblong quarto. Signed by Helen Levitt. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
In 1959, and again in 1960, Helen Levitt received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation to photograph in color on the streets of New York, where she had photographed two decades earlier in black-and-white. This resulting body of work was shown as a continuous slide projection at New York’s Museum of Modern Art - an early example of a slide show presentation by a museum and one of the first exhibitions of serious color photography anywhere in the world. Slide Show presents more than one hundred photographs, more than half of which have never been exhibited or published before.