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Saul Leiter

Angelo Ippolito with Anita Berger, circa 1950s

Gelatin silver
6 3/8 × 10 in
16.2 × 25.4 cm
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Condition Report: Dry mounted to board measuring 16 x 20 inches; minor toning and spots of …

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Condition Report: Dry mounted to board measuring 16 x 20 inches; minor toning and spots of discoloration to the mount, not affecting the image; minor silver mirroring noticeable in raking light; one approximate 1-1/4 inch crease extending from the center left edge and one approximate 1 inch crease extending from the …

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Saul Leiter
American, 1923–2013
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Saul Leiter received no formal training, but has gained renown for his street photography. Leiter originally moved to New York in 1946 to become a painter, though he quickly became attracted to the potential of photography, taking to the streets to shoot black-and-white images. His career took a turn for the better when Edward Steichen discovered and exhibited his work at the Museum of Modern Art. In the 1950s and ’60s, Leiter was widely known as a fashion photographer; he made color photographs for his own pleasure, and kept these to himself until the 1990s. Leiter would purchase inexpensive color film past its expiration date, embracing the chemical mistakes that would result on his final prints. As such, his photographs are known for their abstract elements.

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Condition Report: Dry mounted to board measuring 16 x 20 inches; minor toning and spots of …

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Condition Report: Dry mounted to board measuring 16 x 20 inches; minor toning and spots of discoloration to the mount, not affecting the image; minor silver mirroring noticeable in raking light; one approximate 1-1/4 inch crease extending from the center left edge and one approximate 1 inch crease extending from the …

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Saul Leiter
American, 1923–2013
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Saul Leiter received no formal training, but has gained renown for his street photography. Leiter originally moved to New York in 1946 to become a painter, though he quickly became attracted to the potential of photography, taking to the streets to shoot black-and-white images. His career took a turn for the better when Edward Steichen discovered and exhibited his work at the Museum of Modern Art. In the 1950s and ’60s, Leiter was widely known as a fashion photographer; he made color photographs for his own pleasure, and kept these to himself until the 1990s. Leiter would purchase inexpensive color film past its expiration date, embracing the chemical mistakes that would result on his final prints. As such, his photographs are known for their abstract elements.

Saul Leiter

Angelo Ippolito with Anita Berger, circa 1950s

Gelatin silver
6 3/8 × 10 in
16.2 × 25.4 cm
Bidding closed
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