Christian Bérard, First Hotel, Paris

Henri Cartier-Bresson French

Not on view

In addition to the remarkable street photographs he made across Europe with a 35mm camera in the early 1930s, Cartier-Bresson made candid portraits of friends and acquaintances, such as this picture of the disheveled neo-Romantic painter and designer for the theater (1902-1949) swaddled in bedcovers and lying next to his valise-the idea of sleep and dreams as the artist's field of research and font of inspiration that recalls the sign that André Breton hung outside his bedroom each night: "Quiet Please. Poet at Work."

Christian Bérard, First Hotel, Paris, Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, Chanteloup-en-Brie 1908–2004 Montjustin), Gelatin silver print

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