New York Seen: Photographs of New York in the 1940’s and 1950’s
Rudy Burckhardt, Arthur Leipzig, and Fred McDarrah
The Drawing Gallery
January 2 – February 10, 1990


Starting Tuesday, January 2nd, the Frumkin/Adams Gallery will show black and white photographs by Rudy Burckhardt, Arthur Leipzig and Fred McDarrah in the Drawing Gallery.


The photographs, taken in the 1940’s and 1950’s, include views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Subway, the streets of Greenwich Village and Long Island City as well as other parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Some of the images are well known, notably Leipzig’s “Chalk Games” and Burckhardt’s “Flat Iron Building, Summer, 1948.” Most of the photographs have the feeling of snapshots rather than of composed set-ups, and all capture the peculiar energy of New York City in that era.


The Burckhardt, Leipzig and McDarrah photographs will be on view in the Drawing Gallery from Tuesday, January 2nd through Saturday, February 10th. Frumkin/Adams Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 to 5:30 on Saturdays.