In today’s installment of Friends of Henry (FOH), it’s…Gilberte Brassaï, the Hungarian–French photographer, sculptor, medallist, writer, and filmmaker who rose to international fame in France in the 20th century.
When Brassaï moved to Paris in 1924, where he remained for the rest of his life, he became friendly with a group of bohemians, artists, and expatriates. Inspired by the work of fellow Hungarian André Kertész, he began to explore Paris with his camera in 1929.
Brassaï became legendary for his exotic nocturnal views of the city and its residents. Henry Miller, notorious for his racy and groundbreaking prose, arrived in Paris in 1930, and shared Brassaï’s passion for the street life of the city…”
In 2015, the Howard Greenberg Gallery held an exhibition entitled BRASSAÏ AND HENRY MILLER´S PARIS.
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