The Société des Arts Saint-Joseph celebrates the art of seduction

Artist David Downton recently joined Ken coot at the Société des Arts Saint-Joseph to welcome sexual and provocative anthropologist, Bétonie Vernon, in San Francisco.

Guillaume Thomas and Betony Vernon attend The Art of Seduction at Saint Joseph's Arts Society on February 14, 2020 at Saint Joseph's Arts Society in San Francisco, California (Photo - Drew Altizer)
Betony Vernon and Ken Fulk attend The Art of Seduction at Saint Joseph’s Arts Society on February 14, 2020 at Saint Joseph’s Arts Society in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo – Drew Altizer)

The space was transformed into “a lair of sensual delights” as Betony signed copies of her new book, The boudoir bible, for customers, including Denise Hale, Alex Chases, Serge and Tatiana Sorokko, David and Mary Beth Shimmon, Valerie von Sobel, Jeffrey Gerson, Heide Betz, Mark Calvano, and Kurt wootton, among others.

Mary Beth Shimmon is pursuing artistic work at Saint Joseph's Arts Society on February 14, 2020 at Saint Joseph's Arts Society in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo - Drew Altizer)
Mary Beth Shimmon is pursuing artistic work at Saint Joseph’s Arts Society on February 14, 2020 at Saint Joseph’s Arts Society in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo – Drew Altizer)

The Paris-based artist’s work has been included in a number of international exhibitions, from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.

She has also designed for several brands including Missoni, Gianfranco Ferré, Alexander Wang and Fornasetti.


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