Le Stryge, Brassaï
Brassaï
Le Stryge
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Brassaï

Le Stryge, ca. 1930


Bild
17.1 x 23.0 cm
Physical Description
Gelatin silver print on baryta paper
Inventory Number
St.F.73
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not exhibited

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From up high, the demon gazes patiently across Paris at night. Far below, the fog – lit by gas lanterns – rises from the streets like an infernal blaze. Despite the poor lighting conditions, Brassaï was able to capture this impression by making a time exposure. As the opening image to his book ‘Paris de Nuit’, the picture sets the tone for a night of debauchery, in which transvestites, prostitutes and bohemian circles recall Sodom and Gomorrah.

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Le Stryge
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Gelatin silver print on baryta paper
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Rückseitig Stempel „BRASSAÏ / 81, RUE DU FAUBrg St –JACQUES / PARIS XIVe / TÉLÉPH.: PORT-ROYAL 23 - 41“.

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Picture Copyright
© Estate Brassaï – RMN
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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15.05.2019