GILLES ELIE COHEN
Exhibition from September, 8th to September, 26th 2015
Opening on Saturday, September 5th 2015 from 5pm to 9pm
REPLAY TRACKS ARTE
watch the Arte tv show called Tracks, "Gilles Elie Cohen, poster gansters" of the 12th of September 2015.
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 "…
" I 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
Galerie 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.
Interview of Lolo Pigalle by Marguerite Duras in 1965. Available on the website of the INA.