Lumiere Press is pleased to announce the publication of The Ballad of Soames Bantry and Other Stories from the fabled life and New York years of photographer, painter and poet Saul Leiter by Michael Torosian based upon the accumulated reflections of the artist and his circle.
A co-publication of the Howard Greenberg Gallery and Lumiere Press.
"Saul was a great colorist - his photography, paintings, and painted photographs all mesh with each other and make sense with each other. His work is art-informed, yet understated." (Howard Greenberg)
Recognized as a pioneer of color photography, Leiter was also an immensely prolific and ingenious painter.
The Ballad of Soames Bantry brings together the diversity of his artistic expression in a suite of images which amplify the autobiographical narrative and celebrate a personal vision described by Anders Goldfarb as "riveting and profound, soulful and spirited."
Twentieth century letterpress and twenty-first century offset lithography have been combined
to present a suite of 18 color plates.
Each image has been meticulously rendered in 10 micron stochastic four-color offset lithography
on acid-free Mohawk Superfine paper which has been matte varnished.
Each plate has then been individually tipped onto the page within a letterpress debossed tint block. The result is the ideal integration of art and book craft.
The book is further illustrated with two Saul Leiter self-portraits printed on Somerset.
Special Evening to celebrate the life and times of Saul Leiter with "The Ballad of Soames Bantry" at Howard Greenberg Gallery: on Friday, February 16th, 6 - 8pm.
More information at www.lumierepress.com
Howard Greenberg Gallery and Lumiere Press
41 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022, USA
09 February - 09 March