A briefcase containing the chronicles of an affair between a man and his secretary →

March 26, 2015 |

Messy Nessy Chic:

The briefcase was found three decades after the affair took place, abandoned in a German apartment and later sold at auction. The contents of the suitcase, an extraordinary collection of found materials that chronicled the adulterous relationship between a businessman and his secretary in the late 1960s and 70s, are now on display for all to see at an art gallery in New York.

Exposed to our own voyeurism, the exhibition invites us to discover an archive consisting of hundreds of photographs of the same woman, identified only as “Margret S,” posing in hotel rooms and enjoying secret getaways.

Next time somebody complains to you about how social networks and the Internet are destroying privacy and marriages, just point them towards this article.