Vivian Maier

3rd Aug 2015 - 6th Sep 2015

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4 August – 5 September 2015

Vivian Maier was a professional nanny who, unbeknownst to those that knew her, used her spare time to scour the streets of Chicago and New York, using her trusty Rolleiflex, to shoot up to a whole roll of film each day. Unknown in her lifetime, she left an outstanding body of work composed of more than 100,000 negatives and undeveloped roll films.

Her recent ascent from recluse to revered artist is phenomenal, and has become one of the most remarkable stories in the history of photography. Her photographs show her exceptional eye for detail and flair for composition. They are witty and intelligent, and charged with a strong sense of empathy. She took photographs of the down-trodden as well as the well-heeled, of youth and of age. Maier was endlessly inspired by the lives around her.

Beetles+Huxley are delighted to present an exhibition of exquisitely hand printed photographs, made from the artist’s original negatives. The show will span some of Maier’s most fascinating photographs, many never seen in London before. The exhibition showcases her street photography alongside her ingenious and intricately staged self-portraits.

 

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Works

Staten Island, Ny, June 23, 1954

Staten Island, Ny, June 23, 1954

Vivian Maier

Untitled, March 31, 1957

Untitled, March 31, 1957

Vivian Maier

Self-Portrait, Chicago Area, 1960

Self-Portrait, Chicago Area, 1960

Vivian Maier

New York, Ny, 1954

New York, Ny, 1954

Vivian Maier

Untitled, Undated

Untitled, Undated

Vivian Maier

Untitled, Undated

Untitled, Undated

Vivian Maier

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