Reflections | Brassaï / 1931 - 1946

Brassaï: Self portrait with Oskar Kokoschka and an unknown woman, 1931

Brassaï (Gyula Halász) was a Hungarian photographer, sculptor, and filmmaker who rose to international fame in France in the 20th century. In 1924, Brassaï moved to Paris to live, where he would stay for the rest of his life. To learn the French language, he began teaching himself by reading the works of Marcel Proust. Living among the gathering of young artists in the Montparnasse quarter, he took a job as a journalist...  [...]

Salvador Dali and Gala, in their Paris apartment, 1932
Photo by Brassai, who can be seen in the mirror




Brassai, Chez Suzy, 1932
Photograph by Brassai of the Latin Quarter bordello in Paris called “Suzy”. Brassai says it “was one of the discreet houses that guaranteed the anonymity of its guests. Even priests got in and out without being recognized.”


Brassai, Chez Suzy, 1931
Brassaï, At «Suzy's», 1932
Brassaï, Lovers in a Cafe, Paris, 1932

Brassaï, Paris, 1932
Brassaï, Group in Dance Hall, 1932
Brassaï, Au Bal Musette, 1932
Gilberte Brassaï, Cannes, 1946
Brassaï, Women dressing in front of mirror, 1930s


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