HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON

10 - 17 February 2018

Henri Cartier-Bresson's pictures have arguably had more impact on the medium than any other twentieth century photographer. Celebrated for his mastery of the "decisive moment", his pictures revolutionised the aesthetics of photography while also documenting an astonishing cavalcade of historical events. In his co-founding of the Magnum Photos agency, he also helped to bring about a modernisation of the business of photography, ensuring that photojournalists could benefit properly from the explosion of media interest in the medium.

Like any artist who has penetrated the heights of cultural acclaim a certain few of Cartier-Bresson's images have become icons, but these images are often referred to at the expense of a huge wealth of other extraordinary pictures within his archive. Huxley-Parlour Gallery is delighted to present 12 photographs that are less well-known, but that still embody his core photographic beliefs. Most of these prints were made specifically for collectors, on demand, and some may even be unique prints. All are certainly extremely rare, and are images that perhaps deserve more recognition that they have so far received.

AVENUE DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES, PARIS, FRANCE, 1968 by HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

AVENUE DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES, PARIS, FRANCE, 1968

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RUE DE BASSANO, 8TH ARRONDISSEMENT, PARIS, 1953 by HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

RUE DE BASSANO, 8TH ARRONDISSEMENT, PARIS, 1953

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YOUNG BALLERINAS, PALAIS GARNIER OPERA HOUSE, PARIS, 1954 by HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

YOUNG BALLERINAS, PALAIS GARNIER OPERA HOUSE, PARIS, 1954

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KYOTO, JAPAN, 1965 by HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

KYOTO, JAPAN, 1965

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COSMONAUTS, LENINGRAD AVENUE, MOSCOW, 1972 by HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

COSMONAUTS, LENINGRAD AVENUE, MOSCOW, 1972

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LA DEFENSE, PARIS, FRANCE, 1972 by HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

LA DEFENSE, PARIS, FRANCE, 1972

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IVRY-SUR-SEINE, 1955 by HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

IVRY-SUR-SEINE, 1955

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BASTILLE DAY PARTY, PARIS, CIRCA 1952 by HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

BASTILLE DAY PARTY, PARIS, CIRCA 1952

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PRO FIDEL CASTRO DEMONSTRATION, NEW YORK, 1960 by HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PRO FIDEL CASTRO DEMONSTRATION, NEW YORK, 1960

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TARASCON, FRANCE, 1959 by HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

TARASCON, FRANCE, 1959

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ON THE PLACE DU TERTRE, MONTMARTRE, PARIS, 1952 by HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

ON THE PLACE DU TERTRE, MONTMARTRE, PARIS, 1952

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MARDI GRAS, TARASCON, BOUCHES-DU-RHONE, 1960 by HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MARDI GRAS, TARASCON, BOUCHES-DU-RHONE, 1960

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