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Two Acrobats, Cirque Médrano in Paris

Two Acrobats, Cirque Médrano in Paris

1932-1933

Brassaï

(French, 1899-1984)

Gelatin silver print, ferrotyped

Image: 27.7 x 23.4 cm (10 7/8 x 9 3/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2007.38

Description

Picasso had been depicting the performers at the Cirque Médrano in Paris since 1905. On the back of another print of this image, Brassaï noted that he had gone to the circus with Picasso, who several days later produced another series about the circus inspired by these same aerialists.

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Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph

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