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Saul Leiter Retrospective

May 2 at 10:00 am - June 25 at 7:00 pm

¥1,400, students ¥1,000, children aged 6-15 ¥700

Take a trip to the Big Apple in Tokyo with this New York artist’s retrospective exhibition. Although Saul Leiter considered himself a painter rather than a photographer, it was photography that made his name and saw his talent. Whilst living in New York in the 1940s he was immersed in the abstract expressionist scene and came across Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photography in 1947. Inspired by Henri’s show, Leiter bought a Leica camera and began capturing the streets of the city, snapping fashion features for Elle and Vogue and gaining prominence for his pictures of neon lights and men in raincoats. There is no one else who has quite captured New York City as Leiter has, so don’t miss this extensive retrospective exhibition which displays around 200 pieces, including his photograph and painting. The exhibition will coincide with a program of three films set in New York at Bunkamura’s Le Cinema.



May 2 at 10:00 am
June 25 at 7:00 pm
¥1,400, students ¥1,000, children aged 6-15 ¥700
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Bunkamura Museum of Art
2-24-1 Dogenzaku, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo, 150-8507 Japan
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