Lot 30
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Saul Leiter

8,000 - 12,000 GBP
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  • Saul Leiter
  • 'Phone Call', 1957
  • Chromogenic print
  • Image 23 x 34.5 cm 9 x 13½ in.);sheet 28 x 35.5 cm (11 x 14 in.)
Chromogenic print, printed later. Signed and with annotations in an unknown hand in black ink on the verso. Matted. 


Howard Greenberg Gallery, New YorkPrivate collection, Belgium

Catalogue Note

Saul Leiter was an early pioneer of colour photography, embracing the medium two decades before other photographers such as Stephen Shore or William Eggleston. His Kodachrome slides framed the busy streets of New York in an abstract and poetic manner. His photography is heavily influenced by painting, a discipline he also excelled at. Unlike some of his contemporaries, Leiter was interested in the emphasis on surface, spatial ambiguity and visual layering.