1,300.00 $

BRASSAï (1883 – 1955), French photographer

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Autograph Letter Signed to a friend called Babeth. New York, June 4, 1973. 2 pages 4to

Very interesting letter about the first Brassaï’s exhibition at New York :

” We arrived so late at Paris that i had finally 3 weeks to prepare my 2 exhibitions at New York (once at Corcoran Museum at Washington the 1st of June). So i was in the rush. Hopfully everything was in time and the photos arrived safely. We spent 5 great days at Washington. I was found of George town with its pretty gardens full of magnolia, clematis, azalea. We were settle front of the White House. The exhibition was a success. Many people came from New York, Chicago, even from San Francisco for the opening like Ansel Adams from Carmel the most famous photograph alive in America . There was a diner with 60 guests and i sold out all my photos (exhibition carry on to other towns, Chicago and so on…). I’m writting you in a lovely friend’s flat including 4 Spanish domestics front of Central Park. Yesterday (Sunday) there was a Puerto Rican’s party on the 5th ave. It was as great as the Rio Carnival. We will be probably at San Francisco around the 15th (after an exhibition and the launch of Brassaï Portofolio book) and to Los Angeles as well to see my old friend Henri Miller”