Brassaï On The Internet
Gyula Halász (1899-1984) was a Hungarian photographer, filmmaker and sculptor who went by the professional name, Brassaï. He is best known for his night photographs of Paris in the 1930s. When Henry Miller first arrived for his near decade-long residence in Paris, he sometimes accompanied Brassaï on these excursions. Brassaï also took one of Henry's most iconic photographs, of him leaning against a door frame with a cigarette between his fingers. Miller added to Brassaï's iconic status by dubbing him The Eye Of Paris. The two men remained friends in the following decades, although things seemed to sour near the end after Brassaï wrote the Miller book, Henry Miller: Happy Rock. (?)
There are many anecdotes to tell about these two men together, but this post is meant only as a resource for further internet information about Brassaï.
Listing of items held at Georgetown University Library.
Refernces to letters between Brassai and Alfred Perles, and between him and Abe Rattner.
Four prints at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
1999 exhibit, National Gallery of Art. And at the Getty Museum.
Reviews of the 2000 exhibit, Brassai/Picasso: Conversations With Light -- a) Intl Herald Tribune; b) Absolute Arts.
2003 exhibit, FKG Gallery.
2005 exhibit at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
2006 Brassaï auction, reported by the New York Times, and iPhoto Central.
2007 exhibit at the Berliner Festspiele.
Backstage at the Folies-Bergere (1933)
"Bijou" of the Montmartre cabarets (1933)
House of Illusion (1933)
Palais Royale Train Station (1933)
Boulevards at the Place de l'opera (1933)
Oldest Police Station in Paris (1933)
Picasso tenant use de les Sculptures (1939)
Ballet School of the Paris Opera (1953)
17 photographs from the 1931-1934 period.
Two pages of photos on Monsieur Photo.
Google Image search results for Brassai.
Flickr search results for Brassai.
Temple U photo gallery.