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Vivian Maier


Highland Park, IL (Vivian’s Bicycle by Viaduct), c. 1961-65



* We are excited to announce that the winner of the print is Carol Bell of Glenview, Illinois!  Congratulations, Carol, and thank you to all those who purchased raffle chances, which included collectors from the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Austria, England, Australia, and Germany. At the close of the raffle, we had raised $1780, which will be donated by Vivian Maier Prints, Inc., to VIVIAN Home Association. Thank you again to Jeffrey Goldstein and Anne Zakaras of Vivian Maier Prints, Inc., for their generous donation! *


A single  photograph by the late photographer Vivian Maier, donated by the Jeffrey Goldstein collection (Vivian Maier Prints, Inc.).

When you click the "Buy Now" button, you will be taken to a page to purchase $10 raffle chances via PayPal. Since collect.give is based in Wisconsin, the raffle is being administrated through Arts Wisconsin, the state's arts advocacy, service and development organization, which is acting as the fiscal receiver organization. Funds collected will be passed from Arts Wisconsin to Vivian Maier Prints, Inc., which will then make the donation to their selected charity, LYDIA Home Association. Your purchase of raffle chances is not tax-deductable.

Raffle chances are $10 each and your name will be entered once for each $10 quantity purchased. There will be no limit to the number of chances sold.

The sale will be open from November 11, 2013 until noon Central Standard Time on December 2, 2013. The winner will be announced on the collect.give website on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Shipping will occur within a week of the drawing, with postage covered by Vivian Maier Prints, Inc.




Silver gelatin (Ilford double-weight glossy paper, Selenium toned), printed in 2013.

Edition Size

This print is from an edition of 15


Current print value: $2200. Raffle chances: $10 each.

To Benefit

For close to 100 years, LYDIA Home Association has been making a difference in the lives of Chicago children and families who are dealing with everything from homelessness and poverty to abuse and neglect. LYDIA has a residential treatment center that’s home to 40 kids, plus non-traditional high schools, foster care program and much more. For more information: www.lydiahome.org

Vivian's Pledge

100% of the proceeds collected will be donated to LYDIA Home Association.


Distinctly solitary and driven by private motivations, Vivian Maier was a natural-born photographer who captured extraordinary images of her subjects and, in doing so, revealed the essence of Americana. Vivian Maier was childless herself but worked for many years as a nanny (seemingly a guise affording her the basics: food, clothing, shelter and time in order for her to pursue photography), a profession that allowed her to document the complex beauty of domesticity. Her photographs demonstrate an intimate exploration of family life, as well as her seemingly allegorical views of “home”—a space sometimes idyllic and whole, and sometimes troubled—as in her photographs of homes destroyed by tornadoes or street riots.

The Jeffrey Goldstein collection (Vivian Maier Prints, Inc.) bears witness to her sophisticated and expansive approach to locations and subject matter. Both intimate and grand, her photographs include poignant self-portraits in an expressive array of street subjects, ranging from unknown people to the renowned likes of Salvador Dali and Richard Nixon. Vivian Maier photographed the exhilaration of life's celebrations, found in parades and parties. In addition she captured moments of conflict, social inequality, and turmoil. Her curiosity and picture snapping extended far beyond her travels in Europe and the United States. A lone explorer, Vivian Maier photo-documented her travels through Africa, Asia, and South America creating a visual diary of her curious observations.