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Modernism: Photographs from a Distinguished Private Collection

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Brassaï
1899 - 1984
AVENUE DE L'OBSERVATOIRE DANS LE BROUILLARD, VERS 1931-1932
vintage silver print
signed, titled, dated in pencil and photographer's stamps
Annotated 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
8 ¾ x 6 ½ in.; 22,5 x 16,7 cm
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Provenance

Houk Friedman, New York
Galerie Zur Stockeregg, Zurich

Exhibited

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

Literature

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

Modernism: Photographs from a Distinguished Private Collection

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Paris