Brassai (1899-1984) will perform a traveling exhibition on Tuesday in Barcelona; the works of the world-famous Hungarian artist were last seen 25 years ago at a show in Spain.
More than 200 pieces of exhibition material were assembled by Peter Galassi, the former principal curator of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), organized into twelve topics to give a comprehensive picture of the creative work of Gyula Halász, born in Transylvania, Brassó, also show off his oeuvre.
For example, you can see footage from the iconic Night Paris series, artist portraits for French Minotaure magazine, or the streets of Harper’s Bazaar in France, Spain, Switzerland, the United States and Brazil.
Works from the Mapfre Foundation in Barcelona’s exhibition hall until May 13th were collected from a number of important museums in the world, including photos from the New York Metropolitan Museum and the Pompidou Center in Paris.
The exhibition will be screened in Madrid from May 31st to September 2nd after Barcelona, and will be taken to San Francisco, where it will be shown in the Museum of Modern Art from November to February next year.