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Pierre Molinier (French, 1900–1976)
LOT ID: 77421
Self-Portrait, ie. circa 1965

Silver Print, gelatin silver print
4.6 х 3.46 in. (11.68 x 8.79 cm.)
Stamped, and inscribed.
Lot description
French Surrealist painter and photographer Pierre Molinier (1900-1976), whose work was a precursor to body art, created a fetishist photographic universe in which he was the subject of his sexual fantasies. Most of the artist’s provocative pornographic photomontages involve transvestitism; masked faces, sexual objects and accessories.

Acclaimed “genius” by André Breton in a text published in 1956, Molinier’s work reminds us of Bellmer’s “Poupée”, while his technique has inspired contemporary artists such as Cindy Sherman.
Self-Portrait by Pierre Molinier
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