Wednesday, November 19, 2008
the erotic museum, paris
I'm currently working on a very beautiful series of 50 erotic prints. So I decided to get a little inspiration (or perspiration) from the erotic museum here in paris. It is best to go very late as I did (1 a.m.) quite empty except for a few giggling couples and one very strange looking woman (I think it was a woman) As usual I took my little nikon still camera that also takes film....
For a sharper view of the little film you can go to 'you-tube' and type in 'erotic museum paris' then click on the
'higher quality' (bottom right, under film) Also I would let it load before viewing, it drives me nuts when it stops.
A brief history or a labor of love
The Erotic Museum was founded by Alain Plumey and Joseph Khalifa, two Parisians who assembled a vast collection of erotic art and artifacts in the 30 years that preceded the museum's opening in 1997. The two men turned a former cabaret into seven stories of galleries, some devoted to permanent displays and others featuring temporary exhibits of art and pornography. You could call it a labor of love, I see it more of a labor of lust.
The Musée de l'Erotisme is at 72 boulevard de Clichy in the 18th arrondissement, just east of the Place Blanche at the southern edge of Montmartre.
The Erotic Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. until 2 a.m. Tickets cost €8, but you can get a 3-euro discount voucher at the museum's Web site.