17 Dec 2005-19 March 2006. Born Jules Halasz in Brasov, Hungary (now Rumania) in 1899, Brassa took his nom dart from the town of his birth. Although he began his artistic career as a painter and sculptor, Brassa only received international recognition after becoming a photographer. In 1933 he published Paris de Nuit, a collection of photos taken as he trawled through seedy Parisian bars late at night, befriending and immortalizing prostitutes, barmen and petty criminals alike. This publication led to him being invited to the Museum of Modern Art in New York to take part in the exhibition Photography: 1839-1937. A contemporary and friend of artists and writers like Picasso, Giacometti, Sartre and Henry Miller, Brassa is also well-known for his portraits of his famous colleagues. He kept up his drawing and sculpture in parallel to his photographic career and even published a volume of poetry. The Louisiana Museum is now showing a comprehensive collection of Brassas works, including 250 photographs and a selection of his drawings and sculptures. Admission Dkk76 concessions Dkk69 children 3-16 years Dkk20. Daily 10.00-17.00 Weds 10.00-22.00.
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Brassa Photographer of the Night.
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