1 of 42 portraits of Samuel Beckett
by Brassaï (Gyula Halász)
gelatin silver print, 1957
11 1/2 in. x 8 1/4 in. (293 mm x 211 mm)
Artistback to top
- Brassaï (Gyula Halász) (1899-1984), Photographer, sculptor and film-maker. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 5 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This portrait was produced for Harper's Bazaar in 1957.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Photograph of the Month: September 2012 (3 September 2012 - 30 September 2012)
Events of 1957back to top
Current affairsHarold Macmillan takes over as Conservative prime minister, manoeuvring Eden out of power after his poor handling of the Suez Crisis the previous year.
The Wolfenden Report recommends that homosexuality should no longer be a criminal offence. It still took ten years, however, before any changes were made to the law on homosexuality with the Sexual Offences Act in 1967.