Canopy

A work made of silver dye-bleach print.
© Saul Leiter

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  • A work made of silver dye-bleach print.

Date:

1958, printed c. 1995

Artist:

Saul Leiter
American, 1923-2013

About this artwork

Saul Leiter was a painter and photographer associated with the New York School of photography during the second half of the 20th century. Unlike other photographers of that time, who focused on capturing urban anxiety, Leiter sought out a serene, poetic beauty in his images of the city. The use of color film also set him apart from most of his contemporaries, although the almost monochromatic cityscape seen here takes his already subdued palette to an extreme, leaving only the brake light of the car as a reminder of color. Leiter heightened the drama of pedestrians battling a snowstorm by cropping the scene with the outline of the canopy under which he took the photograph.

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Photography

Artist

Saul Leiter

Title

Canopy

Origin

United States

Date

1958

Medium

Silver dye-bleach print

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; inscribed and signed verso, along bottom edge, in graphite and black ink: "PF39412 [in graphite] 11 28 [crossed out, 20 written above] 98 1 [in black ink] SLC-185-d [in graphite] Canopy with Snow Scene Saul Leiter [in black ink]"

Dimensions

34.8 × 22.9 cm (image); 35.6 × 27.8 cm (paper)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Robert A. and Doris Taub

Reference Number

2007.47

Copyright

© Saul Leiter

Extended information about this artwork

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