15 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before January 12

by Paul Laster


The New York Observer


Opening: “Brassaï: Language of the Wall: The Tapestries, 1968” at Higher Pictures
One of the important players in the modernist movement in Paris between WWI and WWII, the Hungarian photographer, sculptor, writer and filmmaker Brassaï (the pseudonym of Gyula Halász) is best known for his salacious photographs of Paris at night and his poignant portraits of the famous artists and writers of his time. He also made an important series of photographs of Parisian graffiti in the 1930s, which was exhibited at MoMA in 1956 and is being celebrated in this show featuring a selection of silver gelatin prints and two large and rare tapestries that the artist had fabricated from composites made from his pictures in the late-1960s.

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