Balenciaga’s parent company CEO heads auction house that sold art sexualizing children, married to famous actress

New evidence has emerged that Balenciaga’s recent sexualization of children isn’t a singular anomaly but rather part of some sort of sustained pattern.

The evidence involves the revelation that François-Henri Pinault, the CEO of Balenciaga’s parent company, Kering, is also the founder and president of Artemis Groupe, a French conglomerate that owns the British auction house Christie’s.

FYI, Pinault is also the husband of American actress Salma Hayek.

All this is relevant because Christie’s has a sordid history of selling works of art that also sexualize children. Coincidence?

Christie’s “has sold works of art that sexualize children, including works by shock artists Jake and Dinos Chapman, who have depicted children with erect penises protruding from their faces,” according to Breitbart.

“Among the works of art sold is a sculpture called ‘F–k Face,’ which depicts a male toddler with an erect penis for a nose and what appears to be a vagina for a mouth. Another sculpture, titled ‘Zygotic Acceleration,’ shows a group of naked pubescent girls, some of whom have erect penises for noses, arranged in bizarre, quasi-sexual positions,” Breitbart reported Friday.

Here’s an example of their “work” (*Graphic content):

The two have reportedly been selling this “work” through Christie’s for decades.

“[T]he 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,” according to Newsweek.

“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 notes.

These bombshell revelations come amid the ongoing scandal surrounding Balenciaga’s stunning sexualization of children.

“Earlier this month, Balenciaga dropped its holiday ad campaign, featuring children holding teddy bears in bondage harnesses and costumes. … The backlash against the images has been swift, with the hashtag #cancelBalenciaga trending across Twitter and TikTok and many accusing the brand and its creative director, Demna, of condoning pedophilia and child exploitation,” according to The Cut.

“In a separate ad that dropped on November 21 promoting Balenciaga’s spring/summer 2023 collection, a bag from the fashion house’s collaboration with Adidas was photographed atop copies of what appear to be documents from the Supreme Court case United States v. Williams, a ruling that upheld the PROTECT Act, which increased federal protections against child pornography,” The Cut notes.

The ads provoked massive backlash and a boycott.

Even socialite Kim Kardashian, Balenciaga’s brand ambassador, weighed in on it:

Balenciaga for its part originally sought to blame these massive errors in judgment on the production company and set designer responsible for the ads. Indeed, last week Balenciaga filed a lawsuit against both.

“Balenciaga has filed a $25 million lawsuit against the producers of a controversial ad campaign that included a child pornography court ruling – amid backlash over the luxury brand’s BDSM teddy bears ads, new court papers show,” according to the New York Post.

“The fashion house brought the suit Friday against production company North Six, Inc. and set designer Nicholas Des Jardins and his eponymous company for the inclusion in one of the ads of legal documents from a US Supreme Court decision on child porn laws,” the Post reported on Nov. 25th.

However, Balenciaga suddenly dropped the suit Saturday, prompting criticism:


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