Want to meet Brassaï this weendkend? Check out Brassaï events:
Start your Caribana weekend at the sexiest party in the city! We've got even more Hip Hop, more Reggae, more Soca, one of the biggest venues downtown & outdoor space to put you in the Mood! Multiple rooms. Gorgeous patio. 1000+ beautiful people. Vibes. R&B.Trap Soul.Lovers Rock.Dancehall.Soulful House.Hip Hop.Soca. Fast or slow, old or new; its about what puts you in the mood. Soundtrack by DJ Spoonz x DJ Bware x D'Enforcas x Ricochet (Ill Kidz) + more Advance tickets at www.UpperEchelon.ca | VIP Booths: 647 408 7739 We look forward to entertaining you.
Sunday July 29th 2018 The Notorious Le Brunch $45 Prix Fixe Menu $150 Moet | $150 Grey Goose Music by Eric The Tutor Brassaii is located at 461 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario For reservations please contact: Serge 416.452.8941
Join Dancers for Cancer at Brassaii for SWAY 2018 in support of SickKids Hospital. All proceeds from this event supports the new Marnie’s Studio project and the Child Life Programming Fund at SickKids. SWAY is an outdoor cocktail party taking place on Brassaii’s exquisite patio equipped with bars, hor d’oeuvres, performances and music. This unique social provides an awesome networking opportunity for young professionals as well as a great way to give back to our community and help those in need. Featuring performances from DUET Dance Company and DJ Tribe Alexander! **100% OF ALL PROFITS FROM THE EVENT WILL BE DONATED TO SICKKIDS HOSPITAL** DATE: July 19, 2018 TIME: 8:30PM-LATE LOCATION: Brassaii (461 King Street West) TICKET: Includes entry, drink ticket, hors d’oeuvres and raffle ticket (prizes TBA) $40 early bird for limited amount of tickets and then $50 for the rest. Ability to purchase for cash at the door. RAFFLES: 1 for $5, 3 for $10 purchase for cash at the door. Can't make SWAY but still want to support creative arts therapy programs at SickKids? Head here: http://www.sickkidsfoundation.com/page/SWAY2018
Mark your calendars to join us on Thursday, August 2nd for the TERRAZZA BRASSAII - Aperitivo in the Summer. The opportunity to add a little sparkle to your summer. Aperitivo is a great way to get your friends and colleagues together without too much fuss. It’s a get-together to raise a toast with your friends! Nothing beats the chance to down cocktails, snack on finger foods, and mingle with other guests in the summer. Cheers! Cost per person: $30 COCKTAIL & OPEN BUFFET (cash at the door) Date: August 2, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm Location: Brassaii, 461 King St W, Toronto AN EVENT SPONSORED BY Delavaco Group RSVP at [email protected] to reserve your spot!
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Gyula (Julius) Halász Brassaï (pseudonym) was born at 9 September 1899 in Brassó, Kingdom of Hungary (today Brașov, Romania) to an Armenian mother and a Hungarian Father. He grew up speaking Hungarian and Romanian. When he was three, his family lived in Paris for a year, while his Father, a professor of French literature, taught at the Sorbonne.
In 1920, Halász went to Berlin, where he worked as a Journalist for the Hungarian papers Keleti and Napkelet. He started studies at the Berlin-Charlottenburg Academy of Fine Arts (Hochschule für Bildende Künste), now Universität der Künste Berlin. There he became friends with several older Hungarian artists and Writers, including the Painters Lajos Tihanyi and Bertalan Pór, and the Writer György Bölöni, each of whom later moved to Paris and became part of the Hungarian circle.
In 1924, Halasz moved to Paris to live, where he would stay for the rest of his life. To learn the French language, he began teaching himself by reading the works of Marcel Proust. Living among the gathering of young artists in the Montparnasse quarter, he took a job as a Journalist. He soon became friends with the American Writer Henry Miller, and the French Writers Léon-Paul Fargue and Jacques Prévert. In the late 1920s, he lived in the same hotel as Tihanyi.
Young Hungarian artists continued to arrive in Paris through the 1930s and the Hungarian circle absorbed most of them. Kertèsz immigrated to New York in 1936. Brassai befriended many of the new arrivals, including Ervin Marton, a nephew of Tihanyi, whom he had been friends with since 1920. Marton developed his own reputation in street photography in the 1940s and 1950s. Brassaï continued to earn a living with commercial work, also taking photographs for the United States magazine Harper's Bazaar. He was a founding member of the Rapho agency, created in Paris by Charles Rado in 1933.
Brassaï captured the essence of the city in his photographs, published as his first collection in the 1933 book entitled Paris de nuit (Paris by Night). His book gained great success, resulting in being called "the eye of Paris" in an essay by his friend Henry Miller. In addition to photos of the seedier side of Paris, Brassai portrayed scenes from the life of the city's high society, its intellectuals, its ballet, and the grand operas. He had been befriended by a French family who gave him access to the upper classes. Brassai photographed many of his Artist friends, including Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, and several of the prominent Writers of his time, such as Jean Genet and Henri Michaux.
Miller later played down Brassai's claims of friendship. In 1976 he wrote of Brassai: "Fred [Perles] and I used to steer shy of him - he bored us." Miller added that the biography Brassai had written of him was typically "padded", "full of factual errors, full of suppositions, rumors, documents he filched which are largely false or give a false impression."