Berenice Abbott, Changing New York
Jackson Fine Art is proud to continue our online viewing room series with a selection of works by Berenice Abbott. As we continue to operate by appointment only in the physical gallery space, we would like to bring this incredible work to you now, wherever you are.
A female in a male dominated profession, Berenice Abbott prevailed to become one of the recognizable photographers of the 20th century. Her celebrated photographic study of New York City, called Changing New York, documented modern life and its transformation.
The 53 prints in this exhibition come from the collection of a woman named Jo Brown who was an artist and illustrator in New York City for many years. She met Berenice Abbott when she was working at the New York Public library in the 1930s. She purchased a number of prints from Berenice Abbott's Changing New York project at that time. The prints are vintage 8 x 10 inch contact prints with the Federal Arts Project, 'Changing New York' stamps, the Artist's stamp and other notations.