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Vince Aletti, Adam Harrison Levy, Brigitte Woischnik
Scheidegger & Spiess, 2022
This major retrospective of American artist Saul Leiter, one of the great pioneers of color photography, features a comprehensive look at his work ranging from early photographs, his fashion photography, paintings, sketchbooks and more.
After coming to New York in 1946, he exhibited alongside abstract expressionists like Willem de Kooning before beginning in the late 1940s to take photographs. Like Robert Frank or Helen Levitt, he found his motifs on the streets of New York, but at the same time was visibly interested in abstraction.
Nearly forty years would go by before his extraordinary artistic color photography was rediscovered. Perhaps this happened only posthumously, because for a long time the artist saw himself primarily as a painter. This volume is truly comprehensive in its coverage of his career with early black and white and color images, his fashion photography, the overpainted nudes, as well as his paintings and sketchbooks.