Leon Levinstein: Obsession

Main Gallery

January 28 – March 5, 2005

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

New York City, c. 1955
10 X 10 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1955

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Haiti, c.1970
9 1/4 X 13 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1970

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

New York City, c.1965
13 1/4 X 10 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed 1960s

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Coney Island, 1955
12 3/4 X 10 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Children in Window, New York, c.1952
10 X 13 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1962

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Easter Sunday, Fifth Avenue, New York, c.1959
11 X 14 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed 1960's

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

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

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

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

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Untitled, c.1955
11 X 13 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1955

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Untitled,  c. 1958
14 X 11 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed 1960's

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Untitled,  c.1965
12 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1965

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Untitled,  1960
10 1/2 X 13 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1960

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Untitled, 1952-53
7 1/4 X 13 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1952-53

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Coney Island, c.1968
13 1/2 X 10 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1960s

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Handball Players, Houston Street, New York, 1955
13 1/2 X 10 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1955

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Untitled,  1970's
14 X 11 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1970

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Untitled, c.1958
8 5/8 X 13 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1958

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Coney Island,  c.1956
10 1/2 X 13 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1970s

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

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

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Untitled, c.1955
9 1/8 X 11 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1955

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Times Square, New Years Eve,  c.1955
11 X 14 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Untitled,  c.1952
14 X 11 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1960's

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Untitled,  c.1968
14 X 11 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1968

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Untitled,  c. 1965
14 X 11 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1965

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Lower East Side, c.1952
14 X 11 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed 1960's

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Harlem, 1952
14 X 11 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed 1960's

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Untitled,  c.1960
11 X 14 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1960's

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Untitled,  1967
12 X 11 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1967

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Untitled, c.1970
12 1/2 X 10 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1970

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Mexico,  c. 1955
10 3/4 X 11 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1955

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

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

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Haiti, 1965
9 1/2 X 13 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Untitled,  c.1955
10 3/8 X 13 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1960s

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Untitled,  c.1968
13 1/2 X 10 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1968

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Fifth Avenue, c.1969
13 1/2 X 10 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1969

Leon Levinstein: Obsession 2005 howard greenberg gallery

Mexico, 1960's
13 1/2 X 10 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed 1960's

Press Release

Howard Greenberg Gallery is pleased to present Leon Levinstein: Obsession. Characterized by their bold and dynamic compositions, Levinstein’s photographs are an encyclopedic catalog of a forty-year exploration of the streets of New York. Levinstein photographed anonymously, never greeting his subjects head on, but seeming to intercede between and around them without notice. He worked with the eye of a voyeur; from the privileged vantage of seeing without being seen. Photographing rapidly with a hand-held camera, Levinstein 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.