Elliott Erwitt´s Kolor

Elliott Erwitt´s Kolor
© ELLIOTT ERWITT'S KOLOR, USA. Reno, Nevada. 1960. (From left) Frank Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach, Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe, John Huston and Clark Gable on the set of The Misfits, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. Photo © 2013 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.
Elliott Erwitt´s Kolor
Elliott Erwitt

448 pp., Hardcover with jacket
420 color photographs

Texts in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish

98,00 EUR
Item No.:79577
Format:27 x 36 cm


additional images:
  • Fans will savor the range and vitality of this kaleidoscope of recently discovered images
  • An essential element for any collection of Erwitt’s works
  • On April 23rd, 2015 Elliott Erwitt will receive the 2015 Sony World Photography Award for Outstanding Contribution to Photography


Collector's Edition:

  • Also available as Collector's Edition - Limited Edition of 100 copies, clamshell box (45 x 54 cm), portfolio with a signed photoprint, 4 selectable prints.
  • Pre-publication price until December 31st, 2013: 1.750 EUR, afterwards: 2.000 EUR

Collector´s Edition including the print USA,1960

Collector´s Edition including the print California,USA,c.1970

Collector´s Edition including the print New York City, USA, 1955

Collector´s Edition including the print Hotel Ritz, Paris, France, 1959


Kolor is a subtle tribute to George Eastman (who liked words with the letter K because he thought people remembered them better) and his photography empire, Kodak. To select the color photographs for this vast project that have never been published in a book before, Elliott Erwitt sifted through his nearly forgotten ample archive of nearly half a million 35mm—primarily Kodachrome—film slides. Then he began the mammoth task of whittling it down to this epic collection of roughly 450 pages.

For most of these images, the color managed to stay miraculously preserved and every evocative detail is as crisp as the date they were developed, many nearly sixty years ago.

Whether world leaders or sassy showgirls, the subjects reflect Erwitt’s own wry and eclectic sensibility. To say the juxtapositions are intriguing would be an understatement. From marketplaces to military camps, Vegas to Venice, there’s a rich mixture of public pageantry and carefully observed private interactions.