22 June-16 September 2012. The Big Apple is the great protagonist of this exhibition, told through the lens and brush of the American artist Saul Leiter.
After his debut as a painter, Leiter dedicated his career to photography with great success. He created important fashion shoots and caught with his black and white and later colourful shots the details of a magic and multifaceted city like New York, where he moved at the age of 23 to become an artist.
His early photographs from the 1940s and 1950s greatly contributed to the development of the so-called New York School, which included Robert Frank and Diane Arbus. His abstracted forms and radically innovative compositions emerge for their painterly quality, which stands out among the work of his New York School contemporaries. Famous are his painted photographs of nudes on which he has applied layers of gouache and watercolour.