SAUL LEITER: ICP Book Signing 9.21.12

The Book: Saul Leiter (Kehrer Verlag, 2012, 296 pages)

Book Signing: Saul Leiter's Retrospective
ICP Store, 1133 Avenue of the Americas
Friday, Sept 21, 5:45pm–7:15pm

Join Saul Leiter for a signing of his retrospective book Saul Leiter

"This book, published to mark the first major retrospective of Leiter's work anywhere in the world, features for the first time, in addition to his early black and white and color images, his fashion photography, the overpainted nudes, as well as his paintings and sketchbooks.

Saul Leiter (b. 1923 in Pittsburgh) 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 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. Edward Steichen was one of the first to discover Leiter's photography, showing it in the 1950s in two important exhibitions at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Back then color photography was regarded as "low art," fit only for advertising. Leiter accordingly worked primarily as a fashion photographer, for magazines such as Esquire and Harper's Bazaar. Nearly forty years would go by before his extraordinary artistic color photography was rediscovered." Publishers description

ICP: Signed books will be available on a first-come, first-served basis only, on the night of the signing. Mr. Leiter will be signing his new book only, and proof of purchase from ICP will be required. And as per the artist's request, no flash photography, please. Limit of two signed copies per customer.

This event takes place during voluntary contribution hours at the museum. Free Friday night programs in the Museum are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn.


Eyeliquor said...

I saw and listened to Saul Leiter in February of this year in Amsterdam.
One of the most REAL people i have come across in my whole life.

This is Belgium said...

happy to read about his, even if it is after the fact