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Portrait Christophe Mourthé

Christophe Mourthé


Christophe Mourthé is a visionary who quickly felt that social trends in the 1980s were constantly changing. He rapidly became a forerunner of the ‘fetishist’ school, which was later incorporated by the world of advertising. Christophe Mourthé’s fetishism became a true style, preceding a fashion trend which haute couture would later appropriate. His photos are rooted both in the tumultuous period of freedom of the 1970s and the period of ‘safe sex’, which would abruptly halt the enthusiasm of that decade. Other ways of experiencing love developed, and one of those was fetishism. Christophe Mourthé belonged to the ‘Palace’ generation, just like Mugler, Gaultier, Chantal Thomass, Madonna, Nina Hagen, Blondie, Lou Boutin, etc, headed by the spiritual father Fabrice Emaer. His services were also called upon by the fashion industry. He worked with top magazines (Playboy, Newlook – at 22 years old, he was one of the top photographers for magazines such as Penthouse, Lui, Vogue, Max etc.), photographing the trendiest models while letting himself be guided by the rhythm of images from his dreams. All the famous girls of all around the world take the plane to shoot with Christophe Mourthé in his famous studio. Dita Von Teese was one the first to be famous in Europe. He has help her a lot to be famous in France with all his publications of the very beautiful work they have done together. Aria Giovanni, Emily Marilyn or Kyla Cole were very good fans of his work. As Dita Von Teese, the famous model Zdenka Novotna is his muse since 10 years already. All the web star used to built their image and call Christophe to become a Mourthé’s girl.

Exhibitions :
VENISE BAC ART GALLERY 1986 - TORINO FOTOGRAPHIA 87, Biennale internazionale 1987 - PALAZZO A VELA GALLERY, Turin, Italie 1987 - TARGET GALLERY, Turin, Italie 1987 - MARCO POLO GALLERY, Bordeaux, France 1987 - SÉLECTION ART GUEST, U.S.A.1994 - PHEROMONE GALLERY, Hollywood, U.S.A.1994 - BLACK IRIS GALLERY, Laguna Beach, Californie 1994 - PACIFIC EDGE GALLERY, Laguna Beach, Californie 1994 - MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, The Store, Los Angeles, Californie 1995 - HAMBOURG ALLEMAGNE 1995 - DRAMMEN NORVEGE 1996 - PISCINE DU LUTETIA, Paris 2002 - MARCHÉ ST JOSEPH, Marcq-en-Baroeul 2003 - GALERIE DEMONIA Paris 2003 - RETROSPECTIVE MAJEURE FESTIVAL FOTO KNOKKE Belgique 2004 - PARIS, Musée de l'érotisme 2006 - VENISE (Musée de l'érotisme) 2006 - PARIS, Galerie Sparts 2007

Published works :
PHYLEA (France 1993) 25 000 sold copies[ref. needed] - MARLENE LOVE (France 1994) - FETISH DREAM (Japon 1994) - PRELUDE AU SCANDAL (France 1997) - FEMMES FATALES (Belgique 1998) - SCANDAL (France 2001) - CONFIDENCE (France 2004) - BIOGRAPHIE "LA FEMME EST UN ART" (France 2010)

Work of art in position

Zdenka and Simba in a living room
Dita Oscar Wilde in a bedroom

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