Seven Decades of New York Captured in Candid but Thoughtful Photographs; The only complete retrospective of this icon of American photography, selected by the artist herself and featuring many never-before-reproduced photographs! Confirming her importance as one of the 20th century's greatest photographers, this collection of images, the most extensive of her career, spans more than sixty years of urban living in New York. From her iconic shots in Harlem in the '30s and '40, to her stunning colour series from 1959-1960 and her surprisingly contemporary work from the '80s, Crosstown showcases most of Levitt's classic images, as well as several little-known works that will surprise and delight even the most devout Levitt fans. Revealing both her development as an artist and the evolution of New York, this long-awaited collection is a theatrical vision of a world that is always changing.
"What is remarkable...is that these immemorially routine acts of life, practised everywhere and always, are revealed as being...filled with the qualities of art, as though the street were a stage, and its people were all actors and actresses." - John Szarkowski, MoMA