Weegee

HGG2

February 16 - April 1

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Weegee getting a mug shot at station house, New York, c.1936
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1936
10 3/8 x 13 1/4 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

The Best People Go to Heaven, c.1945
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1945
13 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Corpse with Revolver, c.1940
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1940
13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Untitled (outside the Yiddish Art Theatre), October 1, 1945
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1945
13 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

A bowery bum with all his possessions moving about town, c.1940s
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1940s
9 3/4 x 12 5/8 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Untitled (omnibus), c.1940s
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1940s
12 x 10 3/4 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Rivington & Attorney Streets, Lower East Side, 1940s
Gelatin silver print; printed 1940s
13 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

The Flower Peddler near the Old Metropolitan Opera House, 1941
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1941
9 3/4 x 8 1/8 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Caretakers & Giraffes at Madison Square Garden, 1944
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1944
12 5/8 x 9 7/8 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Sleeping at the Bar, 1939
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1950s
13 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Frank Sinatra, Palace Theater, 1944
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1944
13 3/8 x 10 3/4 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Listening to Frank Sinatra, Palace Theater, 1944
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1944
13 1/4 x 10 5/8 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Bath Night, c.1945
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1945
12 5/8 x 10 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Puppies in Baby Carriages, 1942
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1942
13 3/8 x 10 5/8 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Untitled (Mama Mabel with her firstborn, Madison Square Garden, New York), April 21, 1941
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1941
14 x 11 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

The Elephant-Number in Madison Square Garden, 1956
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1956
10 5/8 x 13 5/8 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Whistler's Mother, Arts Ball, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, c.1948
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1948
13 1/4 x 9 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Untitled (Experimental montage of New York at Night), c.1940
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1940
6 3/4 x 9 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Out On Fire Escape, c.1940
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1940
13 5/8 x 10 7/8 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Untitled (Weegee photographing bridal couple), 1940s
Gelatin silver print; printed 1940s
8 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Tired Businessman at the Circus, 1943
Gelatin silver print; printed 1940s
11 x 14 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Celebration End of War, 1945
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1945
13 3/8 x 10 5/8 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Untitled (preacher), date unknown
Vintage gelatin silver print
8 7/8 x 7 5/8 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Children's Performance, c.1940
Gelatin silver print; printed prior to 1968
13 x 10 5/8 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Lovers at the Palace Theatre, c.1945
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1950s
8 1/8 x 10 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Butchers Hollored All We Get From D.P.A. is Bologney, c.1940
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1940s
13 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Meat-Dealers Stage Near-Riot, 1943
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1943
8 3/4 x 12 3/8 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Untitled (people watching a fire)), July 28, 1945
Ten gelatin silver prints; printed c.1945
Each print approx: 7 x 5 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Their First Murder, c.1936
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1950s
9 x 9 1/2 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Times Square, 3:30 A.M. Thursday, American Savings Bank, 1946
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1940s
12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Untitled (Bus Accident), c.1940
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1940
10 1/8 x 12 3/4 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

John Wade, Arsonist, After Police Line-Up in Patrol Wagon, 1940s
Gelatin silver print, printed c.1940s
9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Madam Swift, 1941
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1940s
9 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Untitled, c.1940s
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1940s
13 1/4 x 10 5/8 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Man Electrocuted at Penn Railroad Yard, late 1930s
Gelatin silver print; printed late 1930s
10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Shock. Sudden Death for One...Sudden Shock for the other. Mrs. Dorothy Reportella, Accused of Hitting Bread Truck with her Car, Sept. 7, 1944
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1944
11 x 14 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Life Saving Attempt, 1940
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1940
13 1/8 x 10 3/4 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Waxey Gordon, c.1941
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1941
7 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Untitled (lovers on sand), c.1940s
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1940s
10 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Mending, Coney Island, June 1941
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1940s-50s
10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Untitled (woman with periscope), c.1945
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1945
9 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Seated on Periscope, c.1940
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1940
9 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Ladies keep their money in their stockings..., 1944
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1945
9 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Introducing Norma, the star of Sammy's Foolish Frolics ... shaking everything that nature gave her., c.1940s
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1940s
13 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Nude with Veil, c.1950s
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1950s
14 x 11 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Woman at a bar, 1940s
Gelatin silver print; printed 1940s
12 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Striptease, c.1950
Sequence of three gelatin silver prints; printed c.1950
Each image size: 9 1/8 x 7 3/8 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Untitled (women in fur coats), 1943
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1943
10 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

New Year's Eve at Sammy's in the Bowery. Shorty, the Bowery Cherub, 1943
Gelatin silver print; printed late 1950s
14 x 11 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

The Critic, 1943
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1943
13 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches

Weegee - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Top-hats at the Met, the Opera Opened Last Night, Dec. 3, 1940
Gelatin silver print; printed late 1950s
11 x 14 inches

Press Release

WEEGEE, an exhibition of work by the iconic photographer, will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from February 16 – April 1, 2017. Focusing predominantly on his most prolific decade, the 1940s, the exhibition presents more than 40 images including rare work as well as a number of prints that solidified his extraordinary legacy. An opening exhibition will be held on Thursday, February 16 from 6-8 p.m.

 

As a photographer and photojournalist, Arthur Fellig (Weegee) was in his own words “spellbound by the mystery of murder.” His uncanny ability to make early appearances at scenes of violence and catastrophe earned him the name Weegee (appropriated from the Ouija board). His film noir style and dry wit combined with his sensational images of the naked city, often taken at night with a strong flash, have earned him a reputation as one of the greatest street photographers of the 20th century.

 

Among the highlights in the exhibition will be a 1936 self portrait of Weegee getting his own mug shot at a police station. A series of portraits of people looking up in the sky from 1945 depicts children, a police officer, a man with a telescope, and a nun all watching a fire. A 1943 image entitled The Critic, depicts a disdainful onlooker checking out two ornately dressed women on their way to the opera. A touching photograph from c. 1944 shows two animal caretakers sleeping next to a pen with two giraffes at Madison Square Garden.