What a strange idea is to make a book about a publishing house that does not exist, with no administrative or advertising track, and about its photographer who did not publish more than a dozen hand signed pictures. Still, about a thousand photographs have been selected for this book among the impressive collection which was gathered, disproportional evidence of a fetishist work of art that appeared at a time when pleasure reached its climax. Sheltered in a discreet workshop, a photographer – colleague of Brassaï and Germaine Krull – and a few music-hall dancers or prostitutes from the major Parisian brothels, would make pictures, reflecting the fantasies of their contemporaries. .
After thirty years of research, twelve years after the publication of Yva Richard, Alexandre Dupouy unveils the second part of the Golden Age of Fetishism, desirous to share his passion for these nearly anonymous protagonists who gave birth to this glossy fever, enlightening us about this ephemeral bacchanal, a libertine respite between two storms.
One of 2,000 hardcover copies, 19 by 27 cm, printed in four colors