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New York, NY 10011
Friday, January 17: 11 AM - 8 PM
Saturday, January 18: 11 AM - 8 PM
Sunday, January 19: 11 AM - 6 PM
Howard Greenberg Gallery is pleased to present a solo booth featuring work by American street photographer Vivian Maier for the 2020 edition of the Outsider Art Fair.
Vivian Maier (1926 – 2009) was an American street photographer whose massive, unseen body of work came to light when it was purchased from an auction in Chicago in 2007. Born in New York City, Maier spent some of her youth in France and then worked in Chicago as a nanny and caregiver for most of her life. In her leisure, however, Maier ventured into the art of photography. Consistently taking photographs over the course of five decades, she would ultimately leave behind over 100,000 negatives. While her photographs have compelled viewers around the world since being brought to the public eye, there is much that remains unknown about the enigmatic woman behind the lens.
The eleventh-hour discovery of Vivian Maier's work, which could so easily have disappeared or even been destroyed, was almost a contradiction. It brought about a complete reversal of her destiny because, thanks to that find, a "mere" nanny succeeded in becoming, posthumously, Vivian Maier – Vivian Maier the photographer.