VIVIAN MAIER

Vivian Maier (1926-2009) was born in New York to a French mother, who moved Maier to France as a child. In the 1950s, she began working as a professional nanny for families in Chicago. It was during this time that Maier became a voracious street photographer of Chicago, New York, and while travelling abroad. Remarkably, during her lifetime, she kept her photographs private and showed them to no one. In 2007, the contents of her storage locker, including some 100,000 negatives, were auctioned in Chicago due to delinquent payments. After the discovery of her extensive collection, champions of Maier’s photographs have worked tirelessly to give these images their proper recognition with exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States. Maier has been compared to the greatest street photographers in the canon of art history: Lisette Model, Helen Levitt, Diane Arbus, Walker Evans, and André Kertész.

VIVIAN MAIER - California (Woman Holding Young Girl at Beach), 1955 VIVIAN MAIER - Wilmette, IL (Man with Grasshopper), 1968 VIVIAN MAIER - Wilmette, IL (Sand Castle, Crowded Beach), 1968 VIVIAN MAIER - Wilmette, IL (Boys on Beach), 1967 VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (two boys on beach), 1965
VIVIAN MAIER - Wilmette, IL (Boy at Beach Holding Fish), c. 1960s VIVIAN MAIER - Wilmette, IL (Young Man at Beach), c. Late 1960s VIVIAN MAIER - Wilmette, IL (Girl with Long Hair at Beach), 1968 VIVIAN MAIER - Florida (three boys on sidewalk), March 1964 VIVIAN MAIER - Wilmette, IL (Fence on Beach), c. 1960s
VIVIAN MAIER - Los Angeles (Little Girl Holding Palm Leaf), August 1955 VIVIAN MAIER - Winnetka, IL (Woman and Baby with Flags), c.1967-68 VIVIAN MAIER - Los Angeles (Partial View of Women’s Legs), 1955 VIVIAN MAIER - Wilmette, IL (Partial View of Feet), 1968 VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (shadows and figure under boardwalk), 1955
VIVIAN MAIER - Vivians Shadow with Flags, July 1970 VIVIAN MAIER - Wilmette, IL (Self-Portrait, Full-Length Shadow), 1968 VIVIAN MAIER - Self-Portrait, March 27, 1968 VIVIAN MAIER - Self-Portrait, August 1955 VIVIAN MAIER - Chicago, North Suburbs (Self-Portrait, Antique Mirrors), 1973
VIVIAN MAIER - Chicago, North Suburbs (Self-Portrait, Reflection in Antique Mirror), 1973 VIVIAN MAIER - Italy (Self-Portrait, Window & Mirror Reflections), 1959 VIVIAN MAIER - Self-Portrait (Expressions), ca. 1968 VIVIAN MAIER - Chicago (Self-Portrait, Vivianʼs Silhouette), 1973 VIVIAN MAIER - Wilmette, IL(Self-Portrait, Storefront Window Reflection), 1968
VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (Woman in Curlers), Chicago, c. 1960 VIVIAN MAIER - Chicago (woman with purse on street), 1972 VIVIAN MAIER - Chicago (Kennedy supporters on street), 1960 VIVIAN MAIER - Hand Behind Back, Glasses, May 1970 VIVIAN MAIER - Man sitting on Car Bumper, July 1968
VIVIAN MAIER - Chicago, Man with Reflection, October 1973 VIVIAN MAIER - Wilmette, IL (Girl Inside Culvert on Beach), 1968 VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (man and woman talking), 1959 VIVIAN MAIER - Boy with Striped Sweater, 1959 VIVIAN MAIER - Chicago, Woman Holding Hat on Street, 1961
VIVIAN MAIER - Children on Street, April 1968 VIVIAN MAIER - Children on Street II, 1968 VIVIAN MAIER - Couple Kissing on Beach, 1955 VIVIAN MAIER - Man Holding Bottle, ca. 1961-65 VIVIAN MAIER - Man Sitting Beneath Tree
VIVIAN MAIER - Man with Dolly, ca. 1967-68 VIVIAN MAIER - Robert Kennedy Poster, 1968 VIVIAN MAIER - Workmen Sweeping Street, ca. 1967-68 VIVIAN MAIER - Three Young Girls on Street, 1968 VIVIAN MAIER - Two Children Kissing at tennis net, 1955
VIVIAN MAIER - Winnetka, IL (interior with telephone), 1968 VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (three boys in a car), 1955 VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (boy shining shoes), 1955 VIVIAN MAIER - Crystal Lake, IL (two women in kerchiefs), 1963 VIVIAN MAIER - Los Angeles (bus and two women), ca. 1955
VIVIAN MAIER - Dinosaur, Wall Drug Store, South Dakota, 1967 VIVIAN MAIER - South Dakota, (man in cowboy hat), June 1967 VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (couple in car), 1965 VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (two boys with sailboat), 1959 VIVIAN MAIER - Chicago (man with beard on street), ca. 1961-65
VIVIAN MAIER - New York (woman with dark hair), 1951-55 VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (boy with bubble pipe), 1968 VIVIAN MAIER - Chicago (man holding duck), January 1965 VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (baby holding ears), 1955 VIVIAN MAIER - Blackstone Theater, Chigago, n.d.
VIVIAN MAIER - New York (man on bench with crutch and cane), 1955 VIVIAN MAIER - Northshore Chicago (man with suitcase on train platform), n.d. VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (train shelter), August 27, 1970 VIVIAN MAIER - Workmen with Woolworths Sign, 1968 VIVIAN MAIER - Northshore Chicago (firefighter on street), April 1968
VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (three girls on stoop), April 10, 1968 VIVIAN MAIER - Richard Nixon, Chicago, 1960 VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (man with newspaper), May 12, 1965 VIVIAN MAIER - Milwaukee (woman next to fireplug), ca. 1967-68 VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (boy with glasses), n.d.
VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (holding hands), n.d. VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (couple in wind), n.d. VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (woman with floral hat), 1961 VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (mother and child in car), 1968 VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (boy holding ears), ca. 1961-65
VIVIAN MAIER - New York (storefront window), ca. 1951-55 VIVIAN MAIER - New York (two runners), ca. 1951-55 VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (woman with pearls) ca. 1967-68 VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (Man Leaning on Ladder), 1955 VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (Man Drinking and Smoking), 1959
VIVIAN MAIER - New York (two children on blanket), ca. 1951-55 VIVIAN MAIER - Chicago (Two Men Talking), ca. 1961-65 VIVIAN MAIER - New York (view of Manhattan), ca. 1951-55 VIVIAN MAIER - New York (boy in fur hat), ca. 1951-55 VIVIAN MAIER - New York (street vendor and children), ca. 1951-55
VIVIAN MAIER - Chicago (Workmen Constructing Sign), ca. 1967-68 VIVIAN MAIER - Chicago (Light Bulbs in Trash Can), ca. 1967-68 VIVIAN MAIER - Chicago (Man Standing with Newspapers), 1968 VIVIAN MAIER - New York (Hands Behind Back, Box), 1956 VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (Shadow in Parking Lot), ca. 1967-68
VIVIAN MAIER - Chicago (Shadow on Policeman) VIVIAN MAIER - Untitled (Man with Hat from Behind), 1955 VIVIAN MAIER - New York (Woman with Sweater from Behind), 1956 VIVIAN MAIER - Chicago (Man in Shadows) VIVIAN MAIER - New York (Man Sleeping on Bench), 1955
VIVIAN MAIER - New York (river view), ca. 1951-55 VIVIAN MAIER - New York (photograph and cake), 1951-55 VIVIAN MAIER - New York (baby in stroller), ca. 1951-55 VIVIAN MAIER - New York (boy with puppet), 1951-55 VIVIAN MAIER - New York (woman in kerchief), ca. 1951-55
VIVIAN MAIER - New York (elderly woman with folded hands), 1951-55 VIVIAN MAIER - New York (elderly woman in coat), 1951-55
VIVIAN MAIER - New York (Hands Behind Back, Box), 1956
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Sheet 20 x 16 inch; Image 12 x 12 inch Silver print
Numbered in pencil recto; Vivian Maier Prints Stamp, Signed by Jeff Goldstein with print date and edition number in pencil verso
Printed and signed in 2011 by Gordon and Steinbrecher in pencil verso
Edition of 15

VIVIAN MAIER

New York (Hands Behind Back, Box), 1956
VIVIAN MAIER - New York (Hands Behind Back, Box), 1956

VIVIAN MAIER

New York (Hands Behind Back, Box), 1956
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Sheet 20 x 16 inch; Image 12 x 12 inch Silver print
Numbered in pencil recto; Vivian Maier Prints Stamp, Signed by Jeff Goldstein with print date and edition number in pencil verso
Printed and signed in 2011 by Gordon and Steinbrecher in pencil verso
Edition of 15

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