LOU BERNSTEINíS LIMELIGHT GALLERY
The Lou Bernstein Limelight Gallery is currently exhibiting a selection of Louís original vintage photographs that are available for purchase. If you are interested or need more information please contact Irwin Bernstein.
The Limelight gallery exhibition will change periodically. So visit often!
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Lou Bernstein (1911 - 2005)
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Boys on Aeroplane Ride, Coney Island
Silver Print, Image 8 3/16 x 11 1/4
Flush Mounted, Signed in Bernstein's signature on lower right
of image. Titled by Lou Bernstein, Coney Island, on verso
with, two ICP initials and year 1959 in pen and pencil.

A print of this image is in the permanent collection of
The International Center of Photography, NY,
Cornell Capa, The Founder & Director of ICP
acquired seventy three other photographs of
Lou Bernstein's in 1992,
Roof Top, Delancey Street, NY
Silver Print, Image 7 5/16 X 9 3/16
Mounted and Bleed Trim
Title, and signed on verso in Bernsteinís
Signature, date on back 1950.

A print of this image is in the permanent collection
of The International Center of Photography, NY,
Cornell Capa,The Founder and Executive Director
of ICP, acquired seventy three other
photographs of Lou Bernsteinís in 1992.

This photograph was also exhibited at Expo 67,
Canada, Montreal, Canada, in 1967.

Heads in the Sand, Coney Island.
Silver Print, Image 9 X 12 1/8, on 11 X 14,
Titled, signed & dated, 1963, in Bernsteinís signature.

A print of this image is in the permanent collection of
The International Center of Photography, NY.,
Cornell Capa The Founder and Executive Director of ICP,
acquired seventy three other photographs of Lou Bernsteinís
in 1992.

Guitarist, Central Park
Silver Print, Image 9 X 12 1/8 on 11 X 14.
Signed and dated 1970 in Bernsteinís signature.

A print of this image is in the permanent collection
of The International Center of Photography, NY,
Cornell Capa, The Founder and Executive Director
of ICP acquired seventy three other photographs of
Lou Bernsteinís in 1992.

Rainbow , South Street Seaport, NY.
Silver Print, Image 9 1/16 X 12 on 11X14.
Titled, signed & dated, 1970 in Bernsteinís signature.

A print of this image is in the permanent collection
of The University of Kansas, Spencer Museum
of Art, Lawrence, KS, purchased in 1970, from the
Lee D.Witkin Gallery, New York..

Swing Puller
Silver Print, Image 9 X 12 on 11 X 14.
Signed & dated, 1948 in Bernsteinís signature.

A print of this image is in the permanent collection
of The International Center of Photography, NY,
Cornell Capa, The Founder and Executive Director
of ICP, aqcquired seventy three photographs
of Lou Bernsteinís in 1992,

Beggar Woman, NYC.
Silver Print, Image 8 11/16 X 11 11/16 on 11 X 14
Titled, signed and dated, 1951, in Bernsteinís signature.

A print of this image is in the permanent collection
of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.,
acquired in 1980, through the generous donation
of a private collection of sixty seven
of Lou Bernsteinís photographs from
Wolf Associates, Houston, Texas.
Geech
Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, NY
Silver Print,
Image 8 3/8 X11 3/8
Mounted and Bleed Trim
Signed on lower front in Bernsteinís signature.
Title, location, signed and dated 1941, on verso
in Bernsteinís signature.
Hester Street, NY
Silver Print, Image 7 3/8 X 8 1/16
Mounted and Bleed Trim
Signed on lower right front, in Bernsteinís signature.
Title, signed and dated 1948, in Bernsteinís signature, in pen
and pencil on verso.

A print of this image is in the permanent
collection of The International Center
of Photography, NY., Cornell Capa,
The Founder and Executive Director
of ICP, acquired seventy three other photographs of Lou
Bernsteinís in 1992.
World in a Bubble
Silver Print, Image 6 9/16 X 9 Ĺ
Signed on lower right front, in Bernsteinís signature.
Signed and dated 1968 in Bernsteinís signature in pen,
and stamped on verso.

A print of this image is in the permanent collection of
The International Center of Photography, NY.,
Cornell Capa, The Founder and Executive Director
of ICP, acquired seventy three other photographs of
Lou Bernsteinís in 1992.
Boys In The Park
Silver Print, Image 10 ľ X 13 3/8, Flush Mounted
Signed and Dated in Bernsteinís signature, lower right on
image,
signed and dated 1949 on verso.

A print of this image is in the permanent collection of
The International Center of Photography, NY,
Cornell Capa The Founder and Executive Director
of ICP, acquired seventy three other
photographs of Lou Bernsteinís In 1992.

Man in Suit, Panama Hat, Sleeping on Beach
Silver Print, Image 4 Ĺ X 6 Ĺ, Mounted On
Black/ White duplex board 11 X 14.
Signed by Bernstein lower right on image.
Titled, signed, & dated 1957, on verso in
Bernsteinís signature.

A print of this image is in the permanent collection
of The International Center of Photography, NY,
Cornell Capa, The Founder & Executive Director
of ICP, acquired seventy three other photographs
of Lou Bernsteinís In 1992.

Woman & Child on Fire Escape, NYC
Silver Print, Image 8 Ĺ X 11 Ĺ on 11 X 14
Signed & dated 1963, in Bernsteinís signature.

A print of this image is in the permanent collections
of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX.,
acquired in 1980, through the generous donation of a private
collection of sixty seven of Lou Bernsteinís photographs from
Wolf Associates, Houston, Texas. and
The International Center of Photography, NY
Cornell Capa The Founder and Executive Director of ICP,
acquired seventy three other photographs of
Lou Bernsteinís In 1992.
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
Silver Print, Image 9 /12 x 12 1/2" on 11 x 14".
Signed on lower right front, in Bernsteinís
signature 1967. Title in Bernsteinís signature on front left.

A print of this image is in the permanent collection
of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.
acquired in 1980, through the generous donation
of a private collection of sixty seven of
Lou Bernsteinís photographs from
Wolf Associates, Houston, Texas.
Blind Singer
Silver Print, Image 9 X 12 on 11 X 14
Titled, signed and dated, 1974, in
Bernstein's signature.
These original vintage photographs were printed and signed by Lou throughout his dedicated six and a half
decade career.
More than 160 of Louís photographs have been and are now included in permanent collections and archives of
the following museums:
The Museum of Modern Art, NY, 1955, 1959.
The Museum Chateau de Clervaux, Luxembourg, 1064.
The Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS, 1970.
The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ, 1978.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, 1980.
The International Center of Photography, NY, 1992.
The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, 2003
The Jewish Museum, NY, 2008.
The Photo Gallery of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 2003
We honor and give tribute to Ms. Helen Gee, creator and proprietor, of the now legendary Limelight Coffee
House & Photography Gallery, located in New Yorkís Greenwich Village. Ms. Gee committed to the art of
photography, writing and painting. Operated this landmark institution for a little more than 7 years, from 1954 to
1961. Limelight was the birth of the photography gallery and was a center for the photographic art world, when
New York was considered the capital for photography. The Limelight Coffee House & Gallery exhibited the
images of many of the legends of photography recognized today.
We name this gallery in honor of Ms. Helen Gee for her wisdom and foresight.
Ms. Gee passed in 2004 and she will be missed.