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This luxurious publication presents the sculptures of Picasso photographed by Brassai, one of the most important photographers of the 20th century. Includes an insightful text written for this work in 1948 by Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, a major Picasso art dealer. Brassai met Picasso in 1932 when he was commissioned to take a series of pictures of the artist's studio; between 1932 and 1946, Brassai photographed all of Picasso's sculpted works. This long-term working relationship led to a fruitful exchange between the two artists on the respective nature of photography and sculpture, which is reflected in this volume.
Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler (June 25, 1884 - January 11, 1979), born in Germany, was an art historian, an art collector and one of the premier French Art dealers of the 20th century. He became prominent as an art gallery owner in Paris beginning in 1907 and he was among the first champions of Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Cubism. He became a good friend of Picasso's in 1907 when he first visited the artist's studio. Picasso actually painted a now famous portrait of Kahnweiler in 1910. ISBN:978284323788113 x 16.5 in - 32 x 42 cm120 Pages | 70 ImagesPortfolio format with loose photo printsOnly available on Assouline.com
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