Critic’s Pick: Presented are a series of rare tapestries based on images by the French-Hungarian photographer Brassaï (Gyula Halász, 1899–1984). Starting in the early 1930s, Brassaï began documenting Parisian graffiti in photos that would eventually be exhibited at MoMA in 1956. Groups of 20 were later collaged for each of seven tapestries produced in 1968 by the studio of Yvette Cauquil-Prince, a master weaver who collaborated on similar projects for Chagall, Miró, Klee and Calder. The works here are two of the earliest examples from the series and are being shown together for the first time.
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