This show is a great reminder that vintage work isn't by definition tired and stuffy, or somehow distant and unrelated to the world of contemporary art. There are plenty of masterclass lessons to be drawn from this show, especially for those who seek to document the seamy underbelly of life.
For our collection, the lovely nude, Torse, from 1934 would be the best fit, although we already own one Brassaï nude which is quite similar (here); we also have an unexpected outlier for Brassaï - a floral (here).
- The Eye of Paris retrospective, 1999, @NGA (here)
- Review of 1999 show in Time (here)
- 2006 sale review in NYTimes (here)
Through October 17th