The photographer of Paris. Day-to-day life. Darkness.
When thinking about Brassaï's work, we immediately conjure up scenes of Paris at night. From 1924, the year in which the artist moved permanently to the city of light, he found in it the main topic for his work. How the city was laid out, its daily comings and goings, and, above all, its vibrant nightlife fascinated him so much that he invested all his creativity in capturing Parisian life in such powerful and evocative snapshots that they have become undeniable cultural icons.
In 1968, when he was a well-recognized photographer, the MOMA organized a retrospective on Brassaï. And now, 50 years later, the work of this key proponent of 20th century photography returns to us, from New York to demonstrate all his many artistic facets, from photography to female nude drawings, as well as the work arising from his trips for the magazine Harper´s Bazaar to Edinburgh, Italy, Turkey and Spain, and his interest in graffiti.