30s-era NYC beams in Berenice Abbott’s legendary B+W photos.


Manhattan Bridge, Manhattan by Berenice Abbott

It’s a big week for birthdays! We’ve been celebrating the life and work of the late artist Jason Polan (also one of our founder’s very best friends), whose 38th birthday would have been yesterday, July 17th. But it turns out he shares his bday with another acclaimed artist—mid-20th century photography phenom Berenice Abbott. Happy belated birthday, Berenice!

Funnily enough, Polan and Abbott share more than a birthday—they both had a deep and defining love for New York City, one that revealed itself over and over again in their influential creative work. In her 30’s-era Changing New York series, Abbott documented the city’s many metropolitan transformations over a decade of perpetual change. The project led to her most recognizable work, and some of the most iconic images of NYC ever made. It also solidified her as one of the greatest American artists in history.

Our extensive collection of Abbott images are selects from that same series, looking through Abbott’s expertly angled lens at store windows, skyscrapers, busy street corners, and a few of the Big Apple’s famous bridges. Whether you’re a black & white photography fan, an aspiring art history time traveler, or just a Gotham-lover with great taste, our limited-edition, painstakingly restored prints of the renowned photographer’s work will be up your alley. Collect yours here, and cap off this very important birthday week with a bang.

With art for everyone,
Team 20x200


Cheese Store, 276 Bleecker St by Berenice Abbott


Brooklyn Bridge, Water and Dock Streets, looking southwest, Brooklyn by Berenice Abbott


Tempo of the City: I. Fifth Avenue and 44th Street, Manhattan. by Berenice Abbott

 
Seventh Avenue Looking South from 35th Street, Manhattan by Berenice Abbott


Downtown Skyport, Pier 11, East River, Manhattan by Berenice Abbott


Bread Store, 259 Bleecker Street, Manhattan by Berenice Abbott



Newsstand, 32nd Street and Third Avenue, Manhattan by Berenice Abbott


Court of First Model Tenement House in New York, 1936 by Berenice Abbott


City Arabesque by Berenice Abbott

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