Gallery FIFTY ONE is proud to present it’s sixth solo exhibition on Saul Leiter (USA, 1923-2013), focusing on his studies of the female figure in both photography and painting. In addition to his colourful poetic street photographs that by now belong to the collective art memory, the nude photographs Leiter took in his apartment in East 10th Street in New York City’s East Village, reveal an intimate insight into his personal habitat.
In FIFTY ONE TOO this Saul Leiter show extends into a series of nude photographs taken in 1958 in a cottage in Lanesville, a small town on the Atlantic Coast north of Boston. These are the only nude images Leiter ever made in colour, as well as some of the few pictures he shot outside of New York City. These eight variants of one model (Jay) gracefully posing, epitomise the artist’s mastery of colour and composition. The combination of a soft pastel palette and natural light adds to the particularly romantic atmosphere of these images.
Opening Reception on Saturday May 4th 2019, 2-6pm with Book Launch of the new FIFTY ONE Publication: 'Saul Leiter, EAST 10th STREET’, including previously unseen images!
Artists: Saul Leiter