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Paris, 1959 | © Saul Leiter/Courtesy: Saul Leiter, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Saul Leiter – Retrospective

Posted on Februar 19, 2012 by Julia Schiller

Feb 3 – April 15, 2012
Deichtorhallen Hamburg / House of Photography

»Leiter is a rare artist, one whose vision is so encompassing, so refined, so in touch with a certain lyrical undertone, that his best photographs occasionally seem literally to transcend the medium.«
Jane Livingston

House of Photography at Deichtorhallen will from February 3 to April 15, 2012 be highlighting the oeuvre of 88-year-old photographer and painter Saul Leiter in the world’s first major retrospective. The exhibition covers more than 400 works and brings together in marvelous combination his early black-and-white and color photographs, fashion images, painted- over nude photographs, paintings and his sketchbooks, which have never gone on public view before. Then final chapter in the exhibition is dedicated to Saul Leiter’s most recent photographic works, which he continues to take on the streets in his neighborhood in New York’s East Village.” Deichtorhallen Hamburg

More infos about the exhibition at
Deichtorhallen Hamburg

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Photograph: Paris, 1959 | © Saul Leiter/Courtesy: Saul Leiter, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

What Others Are Saying

  1. Rusty Smith Mai 21, 2014 at 3:13 am

    This photograph haunts me…as if I have seen it in my youth, looking through my parent’s back-issues of Life Magazine. I came across of this photograph through my travels of the Internet and it attracted me.

    Saul Leiter , was a photographic impressionist like no other. Here is a man that fused the mediums of both photography and painting effectively. Normally I search for this fusion with my own photographs, but I could not resist working with his photograph.

    I am hesitant to publish my work, because the source work is not my own, so I have to swallow it and use his influence for my own work.

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