Lot 10
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BRASSAÏ | Avenue de l'Observatoire dans le brouillard, vers 1931-1932

30,000 - 50,000 EUR
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  • Brassaï
  • Avenue de l'Observatoire dans le brouillard, vers 1931-1932
  • 22,4 x 16,6 cm
vintage silver printsigned, titled, dated in pencil and photographer's stampsAnnotated Tirage de Brassai in pencil by Madame Gilberte Brassaï and N. 169 in black felt tip pen in an unknown hand on the reverse matted and framed


Houk Friedman, New York
Galerie Zur Stockeregg, Zurich


( variante) Paris, Fondation Cartier, de Nuit, February - May 1996 


Exhibition catalogue, de Nuit, Paris, Fondation Cartier, 1996, n.p. ( variante)
Galassi, Peter. Brassaï. Madrid: Fundación MAPFRE, 2018. p. 146. ( variante) 

Catalogue Note

Known since 1932 under the name of Brassaï, he quickly established himself as the photographer who succeded in capturing in his images the essence of Paris. He published in 1933 his first book « Paris la nuit » which was a huge success and he was called « The eye of Paris » by his friend Henry Miller.
Altrough there are many representations of « L'Avenue de l'Observatoire » by Brassai in many museums internationally, this specific view remains very rare. © ESTATE BRASSAÏ – RMN-Grand Palais