18 April 2001
Ciel Postiche (False Sky)
Gelatin silver print diptych. 1932-34. Each titled in red ink, typed label with credit, title and reproduction notations, Rue du Faubourg St. Jacques credit stamp on the verso.
13½ x 9½in. (34.3 x 24.1cm.), overall. (2)
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Minotaure, number 6, 1934, p. 5; see also, Fundacio Antonio Tapies, Brassaï: From Surrealism to Art Informel, pl. 33, p. 85.
Brassaï: The Eye of Paris, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, 1999 and 2 other venues.
Bidders should note that the Tate Modern has requested for this photograph to be included in the forthcoming exhibition Surrealism: Desire Unbound. The exhibition will open in September 2001 at the Tate Modern, London and will travel to The Metropolitan Museum of Art through May 2002.
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