Foam proudly presents the first retrospective of Brassaï in the Netherlands. The French photographer of Hungarian descent is considered a key figure of 20th-century photography. Brassaï (1899- 1984) created countless iconic images of 1930s Parisian life. He was famous for capturing the grittier aspects of the city, but also documented high society, including the ballet, opera, and intellectuals - among them his friends and contemporaries like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Henri Matisse. The exhibition at Foam traces his career with over 170 vintage prints, plus a selection of drawings, a sculpture and documentary material.
The exhibition opens on Thursday 12 September 2019, in the presence of Philippe Ribeyrolles, representative of the Estate Brassaï Succession, Paris and Peter Galassi, guest-curator and former Chief Curator Photography at the MoMA. You are welcome from 17.30 hrs onwards. Brassaï is on show at Foam until 4 December 2019.
Brassaï is organised by Fundación MAPFRE in collaboration with Foam.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Foam Members, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.