Saul Leiter, ‘Lanesville’, ca. 1958, Photography, Gelatin silver print; printed 1970s, Howard Greenberg Gallery
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Saul Leiter

Lanesville, ca. 1958

Gelatin silver print; printed 1970s
10 × 8 in
25.4 × 20.3 cm
.
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New York
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Annotate "a book print - M.E." by Margit Erb in pencil with photographer's credit stamp on print verso.
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, ‘Lanesville’, ca. 1958, Photography, Gelatin silver print; printed 1970s, Howard Greenberg Gallery
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About the work
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Annotate "a book print - M.E." by Margit Erb in pencil with photographer's credit stamp on print verso.
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

Lanesville, ca. 1958

Gelatin silver print; printed 1970s
10 × 8 in
25.4 × 20.3 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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