Fundación MAPFRE presents the most complete exhibition of the work of photographer Brassaï in Madrid

Brassaï. Montmartre. 1930-31. 29.8 x 39.6 cm [Paris de jour 472.C] Estate Brassaï Succession, Paris. © Estate Brassaï Succession, Paris
31/05/2018
Fundación MAPFRE presents the most complete exhibition of the work of photographer Brassaï in Madrid
Mapfre [MAD] Spain 31/05/2018 > 02/09/2018
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Brassaï. Montmartre. 1930-31. 29.8 x 39.6 cm [Paris de jour 472.C] Estate Brassaï Succession, Paris. © Estate Brassaï Succession, Paris
Brassaï was one of the most outstanding members of the group of European and American photographers whose work, developed from the interwar period, recovered the conception of photography as a creative medium. His fascination with Paris, his light and his daily life made his photographs famous. Until September 2 in the Recoletos Room in Madrid.
The exhibition of the photographer Brassaï is inaugurated today in Madrid in the Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos room until September 2, 2018, after having been presented in the Fundación MAPFRE room in Barcelona.

The exhibition curated by Peter Galassi proposes a profound journey through the career of this famous photographer Brassaï born in Brassó, (Transylvania, Romania), who, during the interwar period, greatly enriched the potential of photography as a form of artistic expression.

The exhibition has the exceptional loan of the Estate Brassaï Succession (Paris) and other funds from some of the most important institutions and private collections of North American and European origin, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), The Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Musée National d'art mode...read more
Curator
Peter Galassi
Dates
31/05/2018 > 02/09/2018
Location
Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Hall.
Paseo de Recoletos 23, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Brassaï. Bal des Quatre Saisons, rue de Lappe. c. 1932. 49.8 x 40.4 cm [Plaisirs 2] Estate Brassaï Succession, Paris. © Estate Brassaï Succession, ParisBrassaï. Lovers at the Gare Saint-Lazare. c. 1937. 23.6 x 17.3 cm [Plaisirs 143] Estate Brassaï Succession, Paris. © Estate Brassaï Succession, ParisBrassaï. Montmartre. 1930-31. 29.8 x 39.6 cm [Paris de jour 472.C] Estate Brassaï Succession, Paris. © Estate Brassaï Succession, ParisBrassaï. Lobster Seller, Seville. 1951. 49.3 x 37 cm [Étranger 401] Estate Brassaï Succession, Paris. © Estate Brassaï Succession, Paris

Galassi

Peter Galassi is a graduate of Harvard University and a doctor of Art History and Archeology from Columbia University. Galassi is a scholar and curator whose principal fields are photography and nineteenth-century French art. He was Chief Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for two decades from 1991 to 2011. Having begun as a cura...read more

Brassaï

Brassaï (pseudonym of Gyulá Halász, 1899 - 1984) moved to Paris in 1924 to devote himself to painting, after studying art in Budapest and Berlin. But very soon he found a stable source of income in the sale of articles, cartoons and photographs to newspapers and other illustrated media, and left aside the drawing and painting, disciplines for which, however, he would still feel a great devotion and th...read more