Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge

Main Gallery

October 29 – December 4, 2010

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Leon Levinstein, date unknown
13 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Portrait of Leon Levinstein, date unknown
9 7/8 x 13 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York City, c.1952
11 x 13 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, 1960's
11 x 13 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Times Square, New York City, 1976
17 1/4 x 14 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1976

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, 1954
11 1/8 x 11 1/8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York City, 1960's
13 1/2 x 10 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York City, 1976
13 1/4 x 15 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Los Angeles, 1975
13 5/16 x 10 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Coney Island, c.1955
11 x 13 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1955
13 1/4 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1965
13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1965
13 3/8 x 9 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1965
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Haiti, c.1965
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Times Square, c.1965
13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1970
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1965
11 x 14 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1965
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1965
13 x 10 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, c.1960
13 1/2 x 16 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1952
11 x 14 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Washington Square Park, 1967
11 x 13 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1967
10 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, c.1965
13 3/4 x 10 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Times Square, New Years Eve, c.1955
11 x 14 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1955

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Coney Island, c.1952
9 1/4 X 11 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1960
11 x 14 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Coney Island, 1957
10 x 13 1/8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1965
13 5/8 x 10 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, 1954
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Fifth Avenue, New York, 1969
13 3/4 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1965
14 x 10 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1965
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1965
13 x 10 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1960
12 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1963
11 5/8 x 10 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

8th Ave and 54th St., c.1973
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York. c.1965
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1962
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

8th Ave and 54th St., c.1973
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Speaker's Corner, Hyde Park, London, c.1960
11 x 14 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, 1968
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Haiti, c.1970
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

42nd Street & 8th Avenue, c.1965
13 1/2 x 10 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, 1966
13 x 16 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Washington Square Park, c.1960
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, 1960
10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Coney Island, c.1955
11 x 14 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

5th Ave. at 51st St., c.1964
11 x 13 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Washington Square, c.1978
10 1/4 x 13 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Speaker's Corner, Hyde Park, London, c.1960
11 x 14 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Haiti, 1955
9 1/2 x 13 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Lower East Side, New York, c.1959
10 5/8 x 13 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Coney Island, c.1975
10 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1965
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York, c.1955
10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Living in the Edge 2010 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Coney Island, c.1950
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Press Release

Howard Greenberg Gallery is pleased to present Living in the Edge, a retrospective of work by Leon Levinstein, a master of classic American street photography. With an idiosyncratic approach, Levinstein photographed obsessively, making graphic, raw images of the off-beat characters he encountered in New York and in his travels through Mexico, India, and Europe. He positioned himself in private spaces seemingly without the knowledge of his subjects. His graphic images excise people from their surroundings, often cropping out arms, legs, or even heads of figures, but never losing their relentless energy.