This long-awaited new edition of the book, first published in 2012, features, in addition to Saul Leiter’s early images, his fashion photography, the overpainted nudes, as well as his paintings and sketchbooks. With accompanying exhibition.
Saul Leiter (1923–2013) has only in recent years finally received his due as one of the great pioneers of color photography. This can perhaps be attributed to the fact that Leiter saw himself for a long time mainly as a painter. After coming to New York in 1946, he exhibited alongside Abstract Expressionists like Willem de Kooning before beginning in the late 1940s to take black and white 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.