“On the occasion of the gallery’s third solo show of his work, I could not resist making this catalogue. The influence of his paintings on his photographs is made apparent when the two are presented side by side. His gouaches, rarely exhibited, mostly explore an abstract language made of large color areas in unsaturated tonalities. To enhance the link between his painting and photograps we published only figurative gouaches with pastel-evaporating colors. Similar compositions can be found in his early color photographic practice as well, although they are slightly altered due to the medium’s nature.”
This publication was created on the occasion of the exhibition of Saul Leiter at Gallery FIFTY ONE.