This exhibition is about the late 70s Pigalle
and the storyteller is Gilles Elie Cohen. Here is a very rare document,
one of its kind. Through his photographs, he offers to see behind the settings
and this legendary neighbourhood’s backstage, guided by "Lola Pigalle "…
had a friend involved in the feminist movement. I talked to her about it and
she introduced me to Lolo Pigalle. Lolo had already been filmed by Marguerite
Duras about fifteen years ago and had thirst for self-expression. In 1965 she
had told Marguerite Duras she wanted to do something else in life.
Now, around the 80s, she was Pigalle’s oldest striper and continued on
touring clubs. She accepted right away for me to do a photo story on her, and
therefore for her to be my Trojan horse in this world diving into the secret
and the obscure when the neons turn on. I never
knew her real name and by the way never asked… "
Gilles Elie Cohen
ADDICT & Laetitia Hecht present photographs from the exhibition Eros Pigalle by Gilles Elie Cohen
from the 8th of September to the 26th of September 2015.
On the occasion of the
publication of the book Eros Pigalle at
the Editions Serious Publishing, the photographer Gilles Elie Cohen and authors Joël
Houssin and Ange Rebelli will be
present for signings on the opening night, Saturday 5th of September 2015 from
5pm to 9pm.