c. 1931 (printed 1950s)
Gelatin silver print, ferrotyped
Image: 23.5 x 17.5 cm (9 1/4 x 6 7/8 in.)
Gift of David Raymond 2007.282
© The Brassaï Estate - RMN
Unlike Brassaï, whose views of Parisian night life included people of all professions and proclivities, Monsieur X devoted himself to one subject: erotic views of the women in a Paris brothel. This amateur, whose identifity remains unknown, took professional quality photographs in the 1920s and 1930s purely for his own pleasure. Not until he was in his eighties did he sell them to a bookseller known for his discretion. The Three Graces, female figures who served as exemplars of beauty, charm, and creativity in Greek and Roman mythology, have been a popular subject in art since the Renaissance.
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