Jean-Christian BOURCART - Infertile Madonnas I, 1992

Jean-Christian BOURCART - Infertile Madonnas I, 1992

Cibachrome print
Signed and titled by the photographer on the reverse
Mounted on a black passe-partout
Sheet size : 34,5 x 49 cm
Frame size : 54 x 69 cm
Provenance : Galerie du jour Agnès B., Paris
Frame is included if picked up in Paris but cannot be shipped

Pamphlet of the photographer about this series :

I spent a week wandering around the bordellos in Frankfurt for the magazine Marie Claire. The clubs had three rules: no women, no photographs, no film. There were signs everywhere. The pimps had guns and the women use their high heelsas weapons. A constant stream of men roamed the hallways, from morning till morning.
The women waiting. They knit, they gossip, they stare numbly at the TV screen. There was a floor for Western women, one for Asian women, one for Black women. I couldn’t get too close. In my jacket pocket I had concealed a small camera that was far too noisy. I would pretend to be interested, only to leave immediately, coughing to mask the noise of my camera.