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Galerie Christian Berst : Le Fétichiste, anatomy of a mythology


This is the story of an anonymous photographic collection that has changed hands several times. Hundreds of amateur prints running over a decade, between 1996 and 2006, and testifying to the fetishism of its author.

This is manifested through pictures of legs sheathed in tights, taken indifferently in the street or on television. His practice evokes that of Miroslav Tichy, with the difference that our author sometimes becomes an actor himself.

In both cases – as often in art brut – the burning questions arise as to the artification to which our gaze proceeds and the part of the collective imagination that would infuse in such individual mythology.



Le Fétichiste, anatomie d’une mythologie

October 22 – November 29. 2020

Galerie Christian Berst

3-5 Passage des Gravilliers

75003 Paris, France






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