The CEO of Balenciaga’s parent company Kering also owns an auction website that sells grotesque art depicting naked children with mutated bodies and sex organs for faces.
Groupe Artémis, the holding company of billionaire Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault – husband of actress Salma Hayek – owns Christie’s auction house.
The Christie’s website features a series of art pieces by brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman, including mannequins of children with erect penises and anuses in place of a nose and mouth.
Their works fetch from hundreds of dollars to more than $500,000.
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The “art” piece below, called Fuck Face, is priced at nearly $140,000 alone.
Other pieces depict mutated or mutilated child mannequins, some conjoined in inhuman and bizarre ways.
The following piece depicts castrated and butchered men hanging from a tree.
The gallery also featured a pornographic VHS from 1996 showing two porn actresses having sex with a severed adult male mannequin head with an erect penis for a nose. It sold for $1,300.
The VHS was even featured in a British television documentary.
“Despite the recent focus on it online, the British brothers’ deliberately provocative work has been sold via Christie’s for more than two decades, achieving prices that range from hundreds of dollars to more than $500,000,” Newsweek reported.
“Among the pieces sold was the videotape of a pornographic film, shot in 1996, which showed actresses having sex with the severed head of an adult male mannequin. It sold back in 2001 for the equivalent of more than $1,300.”
Newsweek claimed that Pinault likely has no “input” of what goes on Christie’s website.
Perhaps, but the following sculpture is from THE FRANÇOIS PINAULT COLLECTION called Sex III, showing an amalgamation of demonic skeletal figures on a dead tree covered in necrotic insects.
Also in his collection is an exhibit titled, “Disasters of War AP II of II,” featuring a piece showing a Swastika made of human fingers, and another depicting what looks to be a child being handed over to a naked man with two monkey heads.
This revelation comes after a top Balenciaga stylist’s social media was exposed as containing a plethora of shocking photos and works of art depicting motifs of Satanism, witchcraft, and sadistic child abuse.
“We strongly condemn child abuse; it was never our intent to include it in our narrative,” the fashion brand claimed.
Notably, Balenciaga has a history of subliminal and Satanic motifs inserted into its ad campaigns, which may explain why the fashion brand completely deleted its social media accounts amid the BDSM bear backlash.