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Inscription

on verso, signed by artist, center in graphite: N. Y. 1971 / Helen Levitt; by Corcoran Gallery of Art, bottom right corner: 1980.49

Provenance

Helen Levitt, New York; purchased by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (through Prakapas Gallery, New York), 1980; acquired by NGA, 2015.

Exhibition History
1980
Helen Levitt, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, February 9 – March 23, 1980
1981
Of Time and Place: American Figurative Art from the Corcoran Gallery, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA; University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY; Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN; Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, OK; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL (travelled through May 1983, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service)
2003
Both Sides of the Street: Celebrating the Corcoran's Photography Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, April 12 – August 25, 2003
2011
Framed: Street Photography from the Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, February 3 – April 17, 2011
Bibliography
1980
Livingston, Jane. Helen Levitt. Exh. cat. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: 9.
1981
Nygren, Edward J. Of Time and Place: American Figurative Art from the Corcoran Gallery. Exh. cat. Washington D.C., 1981: 164-165, cat. 69.