Le Boîte secrète de Nevers - Brothel of Nevers

Edition Genoveva, Berlin, reprint 1974

Size: 21 x 4.4 x 19 cm

The clients are running upstairs from the street into the salon on the first floor. They are glued on a conveyor belt from paper which runs over two rollers, the lower one is moved by a crank.

It's a section model of a brothel which looks like a doll's house. The clients can be identified as notabilities of the town. The mayor has wrapped the tricolour round his body. While the ladies are presenting themselves in the salon the owners of the brothel are sitting aside, reading the newspapers or the balances. So the model expresses a critical view of the double moral standards of these ancient days. The original was first published in 1904.