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December 1, 2020 – February 27, 2021

Installation Views Thumbnails

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Installation View. Photo: Pierre Le Hors.

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails

Au Monocle, Le bar, A gauche: Lulu de Montparnasse (Le Monocle, the Bar, on the left is Lulu de Montparnasse), c. 1932-1933
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 10 1/8 x 8 1/16 in. / 25.7 x 20.5 cm

sheet: 11 3/8 x 8 13/16 in. / 28.9 x 22.4 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 19 All Rights Reserved’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Pl. 425’; ‘p. 163’; ‘PN1085’ 

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Au Monocle, un couple (Fat Claude and her Girlfriend at Le Monocle), c. 1932
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 13 3/4 x 10 3/8 in. / 34.9 x 26.4 cm

sheet: 15 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. / 40.3 x 30.2 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 1932 All Rights Reserved’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Le couple d’ homosexuelles 1933’; ‘Pl. 437A’; ‘PN1228’ 

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Au Monocle, Jeune invertie (Woman Dressed as a Man at Le Monocle, Montparnasse), c. 1932
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 14 3/16 x 10 3/4 in. / 36.0 x 27.3 cm

sheet: 15 1/8 x 11 5/8 in. / 38.4 x 29.5 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Page 160’; ‘Pl. 432’; ‘PN1641/2’ 

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Fille de joie jouant au billard russe, boulevard Rochechouart, Montmartre (A prostitute playing Russian billiards, Boulevard Rochechouart, Montmartre), c. 1932
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 14 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. / 36.2 x 27.3 cm

sheet: 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. / 40.0 x 29.8 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘La Fille au billard Russe vers 1932’; ‘1932 all rights reserved’; ‘pl. 401’; ‘p. 81’; ‘PN1204/16’ 

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‘Bijou’ au bar de la Lune, Montmartre (‘Bijou’, Bar de la Lune, Montmartre), 1932 
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. / 34.3 x 26 cm

sheet: 15 5/8 x 11 1/2 in. / 39.7 x 29.2 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 19 All Rights Reserved’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘”Bijou” vers. 1932 au bar de la Lune’; ‘Page 86’; ‘Pl. 384’; ‘PN1208/10’ 

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Un couple au bal Magic-City (A couple at the Magic-City Ball), c. 1931-1933
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper

image: 11 1/2 x 8 5/8 in. / 29.2 x 21.9 cm

sheet: 11 1/2 x 8 5/8 in. / 29.2 x 21.9 cm 

verso: signed, stamped ‘BRASSAï 81, Rue du Faub.-St-Jacques PARIS-XIVe – PORt-Royal 23-41’; ‘Ó COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS 14eme Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘136’; ‘Pl. 441’; ‘PN1089/1’ 

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Le bal des Invertis au Magic-City, rue Cognac (The Magic-City drag ball, Rue Cognac), 1932 
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper

image: 11 x 9 1/8 in. / 27.9 x 23.2 cm

sheet: 11 x 9 1/8 in. / 27.9 x 23.2 cm

verso: signed, stamped ‘BRASSAï 81, Rue du Faub.-St-Jacques PARIS-XIVe – PORt-Royal 23-41’; ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS 14eme Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘105’; ‘Pl. 442’; ‘PN1086/1’ 

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Bal du Magic-City, couples (Bal du Magic-City, Couples), c. 1932
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper

image: 11 x 9 1/8 in. / 27.9 x 23.2 cm

sheet: 11 x 9 1/8 in. / 27.9 x 23.2 cm

verso: signed, stamped ‘BRASSAï 81, Rue du Faub.-St-Jacques PARIS-XIVe – PORt-Royal 23-41’; ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS XIVe Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Bal du Magic-City, couples’ 

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Couple au Bal Nègre, rue Blomet, (Couple at the Bal Nègre, Rue Blomet), c. 1932
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 10 1/8 x 8 in. / 25.7 x 20.3 cm 
sheet: 11 5/8 x 9 1/16 in. / 29.5 x 23 cm

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 19 All Rights Reserved’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Pl. 466’; ‘page 128’; ‘PN1065’ 

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L’élection du plus beau modèle, au bal de La Horde (The election of the most beautiful model, Bal de La Horde), c. 1932
gelatin silver print on single weight paper
image: 11 9/16 x 9 1/8 in. / 29.4 x 23.2 cm

sheet: 11 9/16 x 9 1/8 in. / 29.4 x 23.2 cm 

verso: signed, stamped ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS 14eme Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Pl. 748’; ‘PN1063’ 

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Kiki avec son accordéoniste, au Cabaret des fleurs, à Montparnasse (Kiki with her accordion player at the Cabaret des Fleurs, Rue de Montparnasse), c. 1932
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 10 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. / 25.7 x 21 cm

sheet: 11 5/8 x 9 in. / 29.5 x 22.9 cm

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 19 All Rights Reserved’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Pl. 495’; ‘PN1069’ 

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Vue plongeante sur la scène des Folies-Bergère (Plunging view onstage at the Folies-Bergère), 1932 
gelatin silver print on single weight paper

image: 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. / 29.2 x 23.5 cm

sheet: 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. / 29.2 x 23.5 cm 

verso: signed, stamped ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS 14eme Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘PHOTOGRAPHIE ORIGINALE’; 
‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Folies-Bergère vue plongeante sur la scene 1932 Brassaï’; ‘Pl. 707’; ‘p. 748’; ‘PN1077/2’ 

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La femme de l’homme gorille, dans sa danse de Loïe Fuller, place d’Italie (The woman of ‘The Gorilla Man’, a dance by Loïe Fuller, Place d’Italie), 1933 
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper 
image: 9 1/8 x 11 3/4 in. / 23.2 x 29.9 cm

sheet: 9 1/8 x 11 3/4 in. / 23.2 x 29.9 cm 

verso: signed, stamped ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS 14eme Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Pl. 837’; ‘PN1005/1’ 

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Le Bal des Quatre-Saisons (Bal des Quatre-Saisons), c. 1932
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper
image: 8 7/8 x 11 1/2 in. / 22.5 x 29.2 cm

sheet: 8 7/8 x 11 1/2 in. / 22.5 x 29.2 cm

verso: signed, stamped ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS-XIVe Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Le bal des Quatre-Saisons’; ‘Pl. 22’; ‘PN1033/1’ 

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Groupe joyeux au bal musette des Quatre-Saisons (A happy group at the Bal des Quatre-Saisons), 1932

gelatin silver print on single weight paper

image: 11 3/4 x 9 in. / 29.9 x 22.9 cm

sheet: 11 3/4 x 9 in. / 29.9 x 22.9 cm

verso: signed, stamped ‘COPYRIGHT BRASSAÏ TOUS DROITS RÉSERVÉS’, inscribed ‘”Groupe Joyeux dans un bal Musette”. Paris en 1932’; ‘printed by Brassaï’; ‘30cm x 23cm’; ‘P. 79’; ‘Pl. 10’; ‘PN1638/4’

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Couple fâché au bal des Quatre-Saisons, rue de Lappe, Paris (Lover’s Quarrel, Bal des Quatre-Saisons, rue de Lappe, Paris), c. 1932
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. / 29.9 x 23.5 cm

sheet: 15 1/4 x 11 in. / 38.7 x 27.9 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 19 All Rights Reserved’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Pl. 25D’; ‘p. 78’; ‘PN1639’ 

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Chez ‘Suzy’, la presentation (At Suzy’s, introductions), c. 1932-1933
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. / 29.2 x 22.2 cm

sheet: 12 x 9 in. / 30.5 x 22.9 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS 14eme Tél. 707.23.41’, inscribed ‘7’; ‘Chez “Suzy”’; ‘Pl. 363’; ‘Tirage auteur’; ‘PN1058/2’ 

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Armoire à glace dans un hôtel de passe, rue Quincampoix (Mirrored wardrobe in a brothel, Rue Quincampoix), 1932 
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 13 3/4 x 10 13/16 in. / 34.9 x 27.5 cm
sheet: 16 x 12 in. / 40.6 x 30.5 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 19 All Rights Reserved’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’ inscribed ‘Armoire à glace…’; ‘p. 109’; ‘pl. 352’; ‘PN1052/4’ 

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La toilette dans un hôtel de passe, rue Quincampoix (Washing up in a brothel, Rue Quincampoix), c. 1932
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 7 11/16 x 10 5/8 in. / 19.5 x 27 cm

sheet: 9 1/8 x 11 3/4 in. / 23.2 x 29.8 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 19 All Rights Reserved’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Pl. 355’; ‘page 107’; ‘PN1050’ 

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Nature morte, une fumerie d’opium, avenue Bosquet, le plateau avec les pipes… (Still life, an opium den, Avenue Bosquet. A tray with pipes, pins, oil lamp...), c. 1931
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper
image: 11 3/8 x 8 1/2 in. / 28.9 x 21.6 cm

sheet: 11 3/8 x 8 1/2 in. / 28.9 x 21.6 cm

verso: signed, stamped ‘copyright by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St-Jacques PARIS-XIVe Tél. 707-23-41’; ‘BRASSAÏ 81, Rue du Faub.-St-Jacques PARIS-XIVe – PORt-Royal 23-41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Nature Morte – Dans une fumerie d’opium’; ‘N-119’; ‘874’; ‘Pl. 422’; ‘PN1094/2’

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Fumeurs preperants les pipes (Smokers preparing their pipes), 1931 
gelatin silver print on single weight paper 
image: 9 1/8 x 11 3/4 in. / 23.2 x 29.9 cm

sheet: 9 1/8 x 11 3/4 in. / 23.2 x 29.9 cm 

verso: signed, stamped ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS 14eme Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Pl. 422A’; ‘PN1095/1’ 

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Monsieur B. revêtu d’un kimono à brocart d’or (Mr. B in a kimono with gold brocade), 1931 
gelatin silver print on single weight paper 
image: 9 x 11 1/2 in. / 22.9 x 29.2 cm 
sheet: 9 x 11 1/2 in. / 22.9 x 29.2 cm 

verso: signed, stamped ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS 14eme Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘No. 182’; ‘p. 183’; ‘PN1633/1’ 

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Deux voyous de la bande du Grand Albert, quartier Italie (Members of the Big Albert gang, Place d’Italie), 1932 
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 10 1/8 x 7 7/8 in. / 25.7 x 20 cm

sheet: 11 3/4 x 9 1/8 in. / 29.8 x 23.2 cm

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 19 All Rights Reserved’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Pl. 172’; ‘p. 56’ 

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Fille de joie, quartier Italie (Streetwalker, Quartier Italie), 1932 
gelatin silver print on single weight paper 
image: 15 3/8 x 11 1/8 in. / 39.1 x 28.3 cm

sheet: 15 3/8 x 11 1/8 in. / 39.1 x 28.3 cm 

verso: signed, stamped ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS 14eme Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘PHOTOGRAPHIE ORIGINALE’, inscribed ‘Fille de joie quartier Italie’; ‘Pl. 333’; ‘p. 92’ 

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Kokoschka dans son jardin (Kokoschka in his garden), 1931 
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 10 x 14 1/2 in. / 25.4 x 36.8 cm

sheet: 11 1/2 x 15 5/8 in. / 29.2 x 39.7 cm

recto: signed, lower right

verso: stamped ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’; ‘Copyright Ó by BRASSAÏ 1931 All Rights Reserved’, inscribed ‘Kokoschka dans son jardin vers 1931-32’; ‘No. 9’; ‘Cat. 32’; ‘PN1485/1’ 

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Mon premier portrait de Dalí (My first portrait of Dalí), c. 1932-1933
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper

image: 14 3/4 x 11 in. / 37.5 x 27.9 cm

sheet: 14 3/4 x 11 in. / 37.5 x 27.9 cm

verso: signed, stamped ‘BRASSAÏ TOUS DROITS RÉSERVÉS’, inscribed ‘Salvador Dalí à Paris vers. 1932-1933’; ‘”Mon premier portrait de Dalí”’; ‘No. 11’; ’37.5 x 28 cm’; ‘Printed by Brassaï’; ‘PN1464/5’ 

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Dalí et Gala dans leur studio Parisien, 14e, Paris (Dalí and Gala in their Paris studio, Fourteenth Arondissement, Paris), c. 1932-1933
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 10 5/8 x 14 1/2 in. / 27.0 x 36.8 cm

sheet: 11 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. / 29.8 x 39.4 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘DALI et GALA DANS LEUR STUDIO PARISIEN 14e c. 1932-33’; ‘Catalogue No. 12’; ‘A 449’; ‘PN1465/3’ 

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Maillol finissant sa grande sculpture, La Montagne (Maillol finishing his large sculpture, La Montagne), 1936  
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 13 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. / 34.9 x 24.8 cm

sheet: 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. / 40 x 29.8 cm 

recto: signed, lower right

verso: stamped ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’; ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 1936 All Rights Reserved’, inscribed ‘Maillol finissant sa grande sculpture: La Montagne’; ‘Cat. 49’; ‘A.43’; ‘PN1502/2’ 

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Matisse dessinant un nu allongé à Paris, Villa d’Alésia (Matisse drawing a reclining model, Villa d’Alésia, Paris), 1939 
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 10 1/4 x 14 3/4 in. / 26.0 x 37.5 cm

sheet: 12 x 16 in. / 30.5 x 40.6 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 1939 All Rights Reserved’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Matisse dessinant un nu allongé à Paris. Villa d’Alésia 14e’; ‘A. 287’; ‘No. Catal. 56’; ‘PN1509/6’ 

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Le mur de l’atelier avec ses images, chez Bonnard (A wall in Bonnard’s house with his favorite images), 1946 
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 10 7/8 x 7 5/8 in. / 27.6 x 19.4 cm

sheet: 12 x 9 in. / 30.5 x 22.9 cm 

recto: signed, lower right

verso: signed, stamped ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’; ‘COPYRIGHT BRASSAÏ’, inscribed ‘Le mur de l’atelier avec ses images chez P. Bonnard au Cannet A. Mms’; ‘A 352’; ‘Cat. 4.’; ‘PN1458/1’ 

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Picasso au poêle, rue des Grands Augustin, 6e, Paris (Picasso by his stove, Rue des Grands Augustins, Sixth Arrondissement, Paris), 1939 
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 14 3/4 x 11 in. / 37.5 x 27.9 cm 
sheet: 16 x 12 in. / 40.6 x 30.5 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’; ‘COPYRIGHT BRASSAÏ’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’, inscribed ‘Picasso au poêle, rue des Grands Augustins, 6e, 1939, Paris’; ‘Cat. 78’; ‘PN1531/2’

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Braque au poêle, Derrière, Le Billard, rue de Douanier (Braque by his stove, his painting Le Billard behind, Rue de Douanier), 1946 
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 13 7/8 x 10 1/2 in. / 35.2 x 26.7 cm

sheet: 15 1/2 x 11 5/8 in. / 39.4 x 29.5 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’; ‘COPYRIGHT BRASSAÏ’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’, inscribed ‘Braque au poêle, Derrière, Le Billard (painting), Mars 1946’; ‘A. 394’; ‘Cat. no. 7’; ‘PN1460’ 

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Joan Miró à Barcelona, Barrio Chino (In a bar at the Barrio Chino, Miró drinks a glass of sherry), 1955 
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 10 3/4 x 8 1/8 in. / 27.3 x 20.6 cm

sheet: 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. / 29.8 x 23.5 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’; ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 1955 All Rights Reserved’, inscribed ‘Joan Miró à Barcelona, Barrio Chino’; ‘Cat. No. 69’; 

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La fête foraine, place d’Italie (The Fun Fair, Place d’Italie), 1931 
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper

image: 10 x 8 1/2 in. / 25.4 x 21.6 cm

sheet: 10 x 8 1/2 in. / 25.4 x 21.6 cm

verso: signed, stamped ‘BRASSAï 81, Rue du Faub.-St-Jacques PARIS-XIVe – PORt-Royal 23-41’; ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS 14eme Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘9’; ‘pp. 804’; ‘PN1001’ 

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Le parvis de Notre-Dame (The square at Notre-Dame), 1932 
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper 
image: 9 1/8 x 6 5/8 in. / 23.2 x 16.8 cm 
sheet: 9 1/8 x 6 5/8 in. / 23.2 x 16.8 cm 

verso: signed, stamped ‘BRASSAÏ 81, RUE DU FAUBrg St JACQUES PARIS XIVe TÉLÉPH. […] PORT-ROYAL 23-41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’; ‘BRASSAÏ 81, RUE DU FAUBg St JACQUES PARIS-XIVe PORT-ROYAL 23-41’, inscribed ‘Parvis de Notre Dame’; ‘Le PARViS de Notre-Dame 1932’; ‘PN3506’; ‘19’; ‘N. 19’ 

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L’Academie Julian, rue du Dragon, 6e, Paris (Academy Julian, Rue du Dragon, Sixth Arrondissement, Paris), c. 1931-1932
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 14 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. / 36.8 x 27.3 cm

sheet: 15 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. / 38.7 x 29.2 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘COPYRIGHT BRASSAÏ’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘L’Academie Julian, rue du Dragon, 6e, Paris, vers 1931’; ‘No. 96’; ‘A. 185’; ‘PN1550/6’ 

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Clochard dormant à Marseille (Sleeping vagabond in Marseille), 1937 
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 14 3/4 x 10 1/8 in. / 37.5 x 25.7 cm

sheet: 16 x 12 in. / 40.6 x 30.5 cm 

recto: signed, lower right

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 1937 All Rights Reserved’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Mi. 7.E.’; ‘”Clochard dormant a Marseille” 1937’; ‘PN2656/1’ 

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Le doyen de clochards parisiens, boulevard Saint-Jacques (The Dean of Parisian vagabonds, Boulevard Saint-Jacques), 1934 
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper 
image: 11 3/4 x 9 1/8 in. / 29.9 x 23.2 cm

sheet: 11 3/4 x 9 1/8 in. / 29.9 x 23.2 cm 

verso: signed, stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 1934 All Rights Reserved’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Le Doyen des clochards Parisiens…’; ‘P. 38’; ‘Pl. 520’; ‘PN 1013/1’ 

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Le doyen de porters, Les Halles, Paris (The Dean of the Porters, Les Halles Market, Paris), 1935 
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper 
image: 11 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. / 28.9 x 21.3 cm

sheet: 11 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. / 28.9 x 21.3 cm 

verso: signed, stamped ‘BRASSAï 81, Rue du Faub.-St-Jacques PARIS-XIVe – PORt-Royal 23-41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’; ‘copyright by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St-Jacques PARIS-XIVe Tél. 707-23-41’, inscribed ‘N 373’; ‘PN1636’ 

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Au Monocle, Le bar, A gauche: Lulu de Montparnasse (Le Monocle, the Bar, on the left is Lulu de Montparnasse), c. 1932-1933
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 10 1/8 x 8 1/16 in. / 25.7 x 20.5 cm

sheet: 11 3/8 x 8 13/16 in. / 28.9 x 22.4 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 19 All Rights Reserved’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Pl. 425’; ‘p. 163’; ‘PN1085’ 

Au Monocle, un couple (Fat Claude and her Girlfriend at Le Monocle), c. 1932
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 13 3/4 x 10 3/8 in. / 34.9 x 26.4 cm

sheet: 15 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. / 40.3 x 30.2 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 1932 All Rights Reserved’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Le couple d’ homosexuelles 1933’; ‘Pl. 437A’; ‘PN1228’ 

Au Monocle, Jeune invertie (Woman Dressed as a Man at Le Monocle, Montparnasse), c. 1932
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 14 3/16 x 10 3/4 in. / 36.0 x 27.3 cm

sheet: 15 1/8 x 11 5/8 in. / 38.4 x 29.5 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Page 160’; ‘Pl. 432’; ‘PN1641/2’ 

Fille de joie jouant au billard russe, boulevard Rochechouart, Montmartre (A prostitute playing Russian billiards, Boulevard Rochechouart, Montmartre), c. 1932
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 14 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. / 36.2 x 27.3 cm

sheet: 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. / 40.0 x 29.8 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘La Fille au billard Russe vers 1932’; ‘1932 all rights reserved’; ‘pl. 401’; ‘p. 81’; ‘PN1204/16’ 

‘Bijou’ au bar de la Lune, Montmartre (‘Bijou’, Bar de la Lune, Montmartre), 1932 
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. / 34.3 x 26 cm

sheet: 15 5/8 x 11 1/2 in. / 39.7 x 29.2 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 19 All Rights Reserved’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘”Bijou” vers. 1932 au bar de la Lune’; ‘Page 86’; ‘Pl. 384’; ‘PN1208/10’ 

Un couple au bal Magic-City (A couple at the Magic-City Ball), c. 1931-1933
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper

image: 11 1/2 x 8 5/8 in. / 29.2 x 21.9 cm

sheet: 11 1/2 x 8 5/8 in. / 29.2 x 21.9 cm 

verso: signed, stamped ‘BRASSAï 81, Rue du Faub.-St-Jacques PARIS-XIVe – PORt-Royal 23-41’; ‘Ó COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS 14eme Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘136’; ‘Pl. 441’; ‘PN1089/1’ 

Le bal des Invertis au Magic-City, rue Cognac (The Magic-City drag ball, Rue Cognac), 1932 
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper

image: 11 x 9 1/8 in. / 27.9 x 23.2 cm

sheet: 11 x 9 1/8 in. / 27.9 x 23.2 cm

verso: signed, stamped ‘BRASSAï 81, Rue du Faub.-St-Jacques PARIS-XIVe – PORt-Royal 23-41’; ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS 14eme Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘105’; ‘Pl. 442’; ‘PN1086/1’ 

Bal du Magic-City, couples (Bal du Magic-City, Couples), c. 1932
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper

image: 11 x 9 1/8 in. / 27.9 x 23.2 cm

sheet: 11 x 9 1/8 in. / 27.9 x 23.2 cm

verso: signed, stamped ‘BRASSAï 81, Rue du Faub.-St-Jacques PARIS-XIVe – PORt-Royal 23-41’; ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS XIVe Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Bal du Magic-City, couples’ 

Couple au Bal Nègre, rue Blomet, (Couple at the Bal Nègre, Rue Blomet), c. 1932
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 10 1/8 x 8 in. / 25.7 x 20.3 cm 
sheet: 11 5/8 x 9 1/16 in. / 29.5 x 23 cm

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 19 All Rights Reserved’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Pl. 466’; ‘page 128’; ‘PN1065’ 

L’élection du plus beau modèle, au bal de La Horde (The election of the most beautiful model, Bal de La Horde), c. 1932
gelatin silver print on single weight paper
image: 11 9/16 x 9 1/8 in. / 29.4 x 23.2 cm

sheet: 11 9/16 x 9 1/8 in. / 29.4 x 23.2 cm 

verso: signed, stamped ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS 14eme Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Pl. 748’; ‘PN1063’ 

Kiki avec son accordéoniste, au Cabaret des fleurs, à Montparnasse (Kiki with her accordion player at the Cabaret des Fleurs, Rue de Montparnasse), c. 1932
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 10 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. / 25.7 x 21 cm

sheet: 11 5/8 x 9 in. / 29.5 x 22.9 cm

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 19 All Rights Reserved’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Pl. 495’; ‘PN1069’ 

Vue plongeante sur la scène des Folies-Bergère (Plunging view onstage at the Folies-Bergère), 1932 
gelatin silver print on single weight paper

image: 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. / 29.2 x 23.5 cm

sheet: 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. / 29.2 x 23.5 cm 

verso: signed, stamped ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS 14eme Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘PHOTOGRAPHIE ORIGINALE’; 
‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Folies-Bergère vue plongeante sur la scene 1932 Brassaï’; ‘Pl. 707’; ‘p. 748’; ‘PN1077/2’ 

La femme de l’homme gorille, dans sa danse de Loïe Fuller, place d’Italie (The woman of ‘The Gorilla Man’, a dance by Loïe Fuller, Place d’Italie), 1933 
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper 
image: 9 1/8 x 11 3/4 in. / 23.2 x 29.9 cm

sheet: 9 1/8 x 11 3/4 in. / 23.2 x 29.9 cm 

verso: signed, stamped ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS 14eme Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Pl. 837’; ‘PN1005/1’ 

Le Bal des Quatre-Saisons (Bal des Quatre-Saisons), c. 1932
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper
image: 8 7/8 x 11 1/2 in. / 22.5 x 29.2 cm

sheet: 8 7/8 x 11 1/2 in. / 22.5 x 29.2 cm

verso: signed, stamped ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS-XIVe Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Le bal des Quatre-Saisons’; ‘Pl. 22’; ‘PN1033/1’ 

Groupe joyeux au bal musette des Quatre-Saisons (A happy group at the Bal des Quatre-Saisons), 1932

gelatin silver print on single weight paper

image: 11 3/4 x 9 in. / 29.9 x 22.9 cm

sheet: 11 3/4 x 9 in. / 29.9 x 22.9 cm

verso: signed, stamped ‘COPYRIGHT BRASSAÏ TOUS DROITS RÉSERVÉS’, inscribed ‘”Groupe Joyeux dans un bal Musette”. Paris en 1932’; ‘printed by Brassaï’; ‘30cm x 23cm’; ‘P. 79’; ‘Pl. 10’; ‘PN1638/4’

Couple fâché au bal des Quatre-Saisons, rue de Lappe, Paris (Lover’s Quarrel, Bal des Quatre-Saisons, rue de Lappe, Paris), c. 1932
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. / 29.9 x 23.5 cm

sheet: 15 1/4 x 11 in. / 38.7 x 27.9 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 19 All Rights Reserved’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Pl. 25D’; ‘p. 78’; ‘PN1639’ 

Chez ‘Suzy’, la presentation (At Suzy’s, introductions), c. 1932-1933
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. / 29.2 x 22.2 cm

sheet: 12 x 9 in. / 30.5 x 22.9 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS 14eme Tél. 707.23.41’, inscribed ‘7’; ‘Chez “Suzy”’; ‘Pl. 363’; ‘Tirage auteur’; ‘PN1058/2’ 

Armoire à glace dans un hôtel de passe, rue Quincampoix (Mirrored wardrobe in a brothel, Rue Quincampoix), 1932 
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 13 3/4 x 10 13/16 in. / 34.9 x 27.5 cm
sheet: 16 x 12 in. / 40.6 x 30.5 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 19 All Rights Reserved’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’ inscribed ‘Armoire à glace…’; ‘p. 109’; ‘pl. 352’; ‘PN1052/4’ 

La toilette dans un hôtel de passe, rue Quincampoix (Washing up in a brothel, Rue Quincampoix), c. 1932
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 7 11/16 x 10 5/8 in. / 19.5 x 27 cm

sheet: 9 1/8 x 11 3/4 in. / 23.2 x 29.8 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 19 All Rights Reserved’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Pl. 355’; ‘page 107’; ‘PN1050’ 

Nature morte, une fumerie d’opium, avenue Bosquet, le plateau avec les pipes… (Still life, an opium den, Avenue Bosquet. A tray with pipes, pins, oil lamp...), c. 1931
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper
image: 11 3/8 x 8 1/2 in. / 28.9 x 21.6 cm

sheet: 11 3/8 x 8 1/2 in. / 28.9 x 21.6 cm

verso: signed, stamped ‘copyright by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St-Jacques PARIS-XIVe Tél. 707-23-41’; ‘BRASSAÏ 81, Rue du Faub.-St-Jacques PARIS-XIVe – PORt-Royal 23-41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Nature Morte – Dans une fumerie d’opium’; ‘N-119’; ‘874’; ‘Pl. 422’; ‘PN1094/2’

Fumeurs preperants les pipes (Smokers preparing their pipes), 1931 
gelatin silver print on single weight paper 
image: 9 1/8 x 11 3/4 in. / 23.2 x 29.9 cm

sheet: 9 1/8 x 11 3/4 in. / 23.2 x 29.9 cm 

verso: signed, stamped ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS 14eme Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Pl. 422A’; ‘PN1095/1’ 

Monsieur B. revêtu d’un kimono à brocart d’or (Mr. B in a kimono with gold brocade), 1931 
gelatin silver print on single weight paper 
image: 9 x 11 1/2 in. / 22.9 x 29.2 cm 
sheet: 9 x 11 1/2 in. / 22.9 x 29.2 cm 

verso: signed, stamped ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS 14eme Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘No. 182’; ‘p. 183’; ‘PN1633/1’ 

Deux voyous de la bande du Grand Albert, quartier Italie (Members of the Big Albert gang, Place d’Italie), 1932 
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 10 1/8 x 7 7/8 in. / 25.7 x 20 cm

sheet: 11 3/4 x 9 1/8 in. / 29.8 x 23.2 cm

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 19 All Rights Reserved’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Pl. 172’; ‘p. 56’ 

Fille de joie, quartier Italie (Streetwalker, Quartier Italie), 1932 
gelatin silver print on single weight paper 
image: 15 3/8 x 11 1/8 in. / 39.1 x 28.3 cm

sheet: 15 3/8 x 11 1/8 in. / 39.1 x 28.3 cm 

verso: signed, stamped ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS 14eme Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘PHOTOGRAPHIE ORIGINALE’, inscribed ‘Fille de joie quartier Italie’; ‘Pl. 333’; ‘p. 92’ 

Kokoschka dans son jardin (Kokoschka in his garden), 1931 
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 10 x 14 1/2 in. / 25.4 x 36.8 cm

sheet: 11 1/2 x 15 5/8 in. / 29.2 x 39.7 cm

recto: signed, lower right

verso: stamped ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’; ‘Copyright Ó by BRASSAÏ 1931 All Rights Reserved’, inscribed ‘Kokoschka dans son jardin vers 1931-32’; ‘No. 9’; ‘Cat. 32’; ‘PN1485/1’ 

Mon premier portrait de Dalí (My first portrait of Dalí), c. 1932-1933
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper

image: 14 3/4 x 11 in. / 37.5 x 27.9 cm

sheet: 14 3/4 x 11 in. / 37.5 x 27.9 cm

verso: signed, stamped ‘BRASSAÏ TOUS DROITS RÉSERVÉS’, inscribed ‘Salvador Dalí à Paris vers. 1932-1933’; ‘”Mon premier portrait de Dalí”’; ‘No. 11’; ’37.5 x 28 cm’; ‘Printed by Brassaï’; ‘PN1464/5’ 

Dalí et Gala dans leur studio Parisien, 14e, Paris (Dalí and Gala in their Paris studio, Fourteenth Arondissement, Paris), c. 1932-1933
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 10 5/8 x 14 1/2 in. / 27.0 x 36.8 cm

sheet: 11 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. / 29.8 x 39.4 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘DALI et GALA DANS LEUR STUDIO PARISIEN 14e c. 1932-33’; ‘Catalogue No. 12’; ‘A 449’; ‘PN1465/3’ 

Maillol finissant sa grande sculpture, La Montagne (Maillol finishing his large sculpture, La Montagne), 1936  
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 13 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. / 34.9 x 24.8 cm

sheet: 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. / 40 x 29.8 cm 

recto: signed, lower right

verso: stamped ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’; ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 1936 All Rights Reserved’, inscribed ‘Maillol finissant sa grande sculpture: La Montagne’; ‘Cat. 49’; ‘A.43’; ‘PN1502/2’ 

Matisse dessinant un nu allongé à Paris, Villa d’Alésia (Matisse drawing a reclining model, Villa d’Alésia, Paris), 1939 
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 10 1/4 x 14 3/4 in. / 26.0 x 37.5 cm

sheet: 12 x 16 in. / 30.5 x 40.6 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 1939 All Rights Reserved’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Matisse dessinant un nu allongé à Paris. Villa d’Alésia 14e’; ‘A. 287’; ‘No. Catal. 56’; ‘PN1509/6’ 

Le mur de l’atelier avec ses images, chez Bonnard (A wall in Bonnard’s house with his favorite images), 1946 
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 10 7/8 x 7 5/8 in. / 27.6 x 19.4 cm

sheet: 12 x 9 in. / 30.5 x 22.9 cm 

recto: signed, lower right

verso: signed, stamped ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’; ‘COPYRIGHT BRASSAÏ’, inscribed ‘Le mur de l’atelier avec ses images chez P. Bonnard au Cannet A. Mms’; ‘A 352’; ‘Cat. 4.’; ‘PN1458/1’ 

Picasso au poêle, rue des Grands Augustin, 6e, Paris (Picasso by his stove, Rue des Grands Augustins, Sixth Arrondissement, Paris), 1939 
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 14 3/4 x 11 in. / 37.5 x 27.9 cm 
sheet: 16 x 12 in. / 40.6 x 30.5 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’; ‘COPYRIGHT BRASSAÏ’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’, inscribed ‘Picasso au poêle, rue des Grands Augustins, 6e, 1939, Paris’; ‘Cat. 78’; ‘PN1531/2’

Braque au poêle, Derrière, Le Billard, rue de Douanier (Braque by his stove, his painting Le Billard behind, Rue de Douanier), 1946 
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 13 7/8 x 10 1/2 in. / 35.2 x 26.7 cm

sheet: 15 1/2 x 11 5/8 in. / 39.4 x 29.5 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’; ‘COPYRIGHT BRASSAÏ’; ‘INTERDICTION DE REPRODUIRE SANS AUTORISATION DE L’AUTEUR’, inscribed ‘Braque au poêle, Derrière, Le Billard (painting), Mars 1946’; ‘A. 394’; ‘Cat. no. 7’; ‘PN1460’ 

Joan Miró à Barcelona, Barrio Chino (In a bar at the Barrio Chino, Miró drinks a glass of sherry), 1955 
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 10 3/4 x 8 1/8 in. / 27.3 x 20.6 cm

sheet: 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. / 29.8 x 23.5 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’; ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 1955 All Rights Reserved’, inscribed ‘Joan Miró à Barcelona, Barrio Chino’; ‘Cat. No. 69’; 

La fête foraine, place d’Italie (The Fun Fair, Place d’Italie), 1931 
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper

image: 10 x 8 1/2 in. / 25.4 x 21.6 cm

sheet: 10 x 8 1/2 in. / 25.4 x 21.6 cm

verso: signed, stamped ‘BRASSAï 81, Rue du Faub.-St-Jacques PARIS-XIVe – PORt-Royal 23-41’; ‘COPYRIGHT by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St. Jacques PARIS 14eme Tél. 707.23.41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘9’; ‘pp. 804’; ‘PN1001’ 

Le parvis de Notre-Dame (The square at Notre-Dame), 1932 
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper 
image: 9 1/8 x 6 5/8 in. / 23.2 x 16.8 cm 
sheet: 9 1/8 x 6 5/8 in. / 23.2 x 16.8 cm 

verso: signed, stamped ‘BRASSAÏ 81, RUE DU FAUBrg St JACQUES PARIS XIVe TÉLÉPH. […] PORT-ROYAL 23-41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’; ‘BRASSAÏ 81, RUE DU FAUBg St JACQUES PARIS-XIVe PORT-ROYAL 23-41’, inscribed ‘Parvis de Notre Dame’; ‘Le PARViS de Notre-Dame 1932’; ‘PN3506’; ‘19’; ‘N. 19’ 

L’Academie Julian, rue du Dragon, 6e, Paris (Academy Julian, Rue du Dragon, Sixth Arrondissement, Paris), c. 1931-1932
gelatin silver print on double weight paper
image: 14 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. / 36.8 x 27.3 cm

sheet: 15 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. / 38.7 x 29.2 cm 

recto: signed, lower right 

verso: stamped ‘COPYRIGHT BRASSAÏ’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘L’Academie Julian, rue du Dragon, 6e, Paris, vers 1931’; ‘No. 96’; ‘A. 185’; ‘PN1550/6’ 

Clochard dormant à Marseille (Sleeping vagabond in Marseille), 1937 
gelatin silver print on double weight paper 
image: 14 3/4 x 10 1/8 in. / 37.5 x 25.7 cm

sheet: 16 x 12 in. / 40.6 x 30.5 cm 

recto: signed, lower right

verso: stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 1937 All Rights Reserved’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Mi. 7.E.’; ‘”Clochard dormant a Marseille” 1937’; ‘PN2656/1’ 

Le doyen de clochards parisiens, boulevard Saint-Jacques (The Dean of Parisian vagabonds, Boulevard Saint-Jacques), 1934 
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper 
image: 11 3/4 x 9 1/8 in. / 29.9 x 23.2 cm

sheet: 11 3/4 x 9 1/8 in. / 29.9 x 23.2 cm 

verso: signed, stamped ‘Copyright by BRASSAÏ 1934 All Rights Reserved’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’, inscribed ‘Le Doyen des clochards Parisiens…’; ‘P. 38’; ‘Pl. 520’; ‘PN 1013/1’ 

Le doyen de porters, Les Halles, Paris (The Dean of the Porters, Les Halles Market, Paris), 1935 
ferrotype gelatin silver print on single weight paper 
image: 11 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. / 28.9 x 21.3 cm

sheet: 11 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. / 28.9 x 21.3 cm 

verso: signed, stamped ‘BRASSAï 81, Rue du Faub.-St-Jacques PARIS-XIVe – PORt-Royal 23-41’; ‘Tirage de l’Auteur’; ‘copyright by BRASSAÏ 81, Faubourg St-Jacques PARIS-XIVe Tél. 707-23-41’, inscribed ‘N 373’; ‘PN1636’ 

Press Release

Brassaï, Fille de joie jouant au billard russe, boulevard Rochechouart, Montmartre, 1932. © ESTATE BRASSAÏ – RMN-Grand Palais.

Press Release

The Directors of Marlborough New York are pleased to present Brassaï, an exhibition of seminal photographs by the lauded Franco-Hungarian artist that redefined the collective perception of nocturnal Paris and its underground subcultures during the 1930s. The exhibition will open on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, and will remain on view through Saturday, February 27, 2021. Comprised of 39 photographs printed by the artist, the exhibition culls some of his most iconic images from the series Paris by Night, Secret Paris, Paris by Day, and The Artists of My Life.

Brassaï (1899-1984) primarily favored living la vie de noctambule (the life of a nightwalker) during the years in which he was capturing scenes around Paris for his photographic series: climbing towers and balconies, surveying quiet parks through locked fences, and walking the Seine, the railroad tracks and the boulevards. 
In 1976, he explained, “I was eager to penetrate this other world, this fringe world, the secret, sinister world of mobsters, outcasts, toughs, pimps, whores, addicts, inverts. Rightly or wrongly, I felt at the time that this underground world represented Paris at its least cosmopolitan, at its most alive, its most authentic.”

Brassaï never exposed more than two or three negatives of a subject. Such quick decisions demonstrate his prowess for capturing fleeting moments, a skill which certainly served him well in the crowded cafes and dancehalls as well as in dark alleys where lingering was unwise.

The selection of images from Brassaï’s nighttime series form a sort of visual time capsule depicting the many facets of what the colorful Parisian nightlife of the 1930s had to offer. Reminiscing in later years, Brassaï recalled that he and the poet Jacques Prevért “reveled in the beauty of” what they believed to be, at the time, “sinister things.” Appearances by notorious figures of the queer scene of Montparnasse like Fat Claude and Madame Bijou serve as formidable foils to the portraits of lionized male artists— Braque, Maillol, Miró, and Picasso, which are also on view. The exhibition articulates the artist’s egalitarian eye, the same dignity afforded to the master artist shown in his prime is given to the so-called “doyen” of the Parisian vagabonds.

This will be the first time in nearly forty years that Marlborough will showcase Brassaï’s photography. Anne Wilkes Tucker, author of Brassaï: The Eye of Paris (Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1999), has contributed a new essay for a fully illustrated publication that will accompany the exhibition.

Marlborough New York follows New York State’s guidelines for physical distancing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Appointments are encouraged. To schedule an appointment, please call (212) 541-4900, or write gichan@ marlboroughgallery.com. It is essential that visitors wear a face mask and observe the six-foot social distancing rule at all times when interacting with our staff or with other visitors. Contactless temperature checks will be taken upon entry, and information will be gathered at Reception for contact-tracing of all visitors. For further information, contact info@marlboroughgallery.com.

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