OBSCÉNITÉS – Auguste Belloc
Published by Albin Michel – 2001
160mm x 195mm – 96 pages in colours – Hardcover
In October 1860, five thousand licentious cliches were seized at the home of Auguste Belloc. From this seizure today only twenty-four stereoscopic views remain, preserved in the Hell of the National Library of France. Where, usually, the draperies steal what must be hidden from view, these images show, without any concealment, in the midst of the clutter of silks, sex as a purple flower. This unpublished series is considered a major moment in the art of photography.
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