Inscription

upper center verso in graphite: "Magic City" vers 1932 / Paris / page 165; upper right verso in black ink: Pl. 439 (underlined); center verso in graphite: Brassai; center right verso in graphite: 8/30; center verso: artist stamp / artist copyright stamp; lower left stamped in blue ink: Tirage de l'Auteur

Provenance

The artist, bequeathed to his wife, Gilberte, Paris, France; purchased with donated funds from the Collectors Committee by NGA, 1998.

Exhibition History
1998
Brassaï: The Eye of Paris, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1998-2000, no. 47, as Magic-City Dance Hall, rue Cognacq-Jay, Paris.
Bibliography
1976
Brassaï. The Secret Paris of the 30s. New York, 1976: n.p.
1998
Brassaï: The Eye of Paris. Exh. cat. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1998-2000: no. 46.