Although Edward Steichen exhibited some of Saul Leiter’s color photographs at the Museum of Modern Art in 1953, for forty years afterwards they remained virtually unknown to the art world. Saul Leiter: Early Color provides the first opportunity to see a comprehensive presentation of images by one of photography’s great originals. Leiter moved to New York in 1946 intending to be a painter and through his friendship with the abstract expressionist Richard Pousette-Dart he quickly recognized the creative potential of photography. Though he continued to paint, exhibiting alongside Philip Guston and Willem de Kooning, Leiter’s camera became — like an extension of his arm and mind — an ever-present interpreter of life in the metropolis.
Early Color by Saul Leiter is a defining book of recent photography publishing history. This hugely succesful, intimate book is finally available again.
Saul Leiter, Early Color
Publisher : Steidl
Introduction by Martin Harrison
168 pages, 100 colour plates
20 cm x 20 cm
Clothbound hardcover with dust jacket
Steidl & Partners