The Elusive Erotic Drawings of Instagram Sensation Petites Luxures
20 juli 2020 
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The Elusive Erotic Drawings of Instagram Sensation Petites Luxures

A buttocks turned red, unfolding bras, a girl with a guy, girls with girls, guys with guys, threesomes, foursomes, pushy hands, a floating arm grabbing between the legs of a female, or a myriad of hands intertwined and entangled across bodies, no intimacy is concealed.

The fluid black-and-white ink drawings with an occasional color tint (mainly pink) of the enigmatic artist Petites Luxures enrapture many followers of his Instagram account. Over 1.3 million to be precise. Under the moniker “Petites Luxures ” or “Small Lusts” he (until recently, even the artist’s gender was unknown) frequently adds new erotic illustrations to the popular platform since 2014.

His minimalist drawings, the omitted lines, the faceless figures, allow the viewer to fill in the rest thereby enhancing his or her imagination. The attached titles, often a play on words, are occasionally just as puzzling as the maker’s identity.

What is now known is that he is from Paris and studied applied arts, and has been working as a graphic designer and illustrator for the last 16 years. In an earlier interview with the French magazine Ô Magazine, he said that he got bad grades in school for his nude drawings. Fortunately, this has not discouraged him as his unique nude art now conquers the art world and the public.

About his art Petites Luxures says,’ We can eroticize almost everything in our life, a place, a plate, a color, a visit to the dentist, an hour of the day, the clothes…we can find sex and love everywhere.’ He favors ‘pleasure without ulterior motives or bad feelings,’ because he believes ‘[sex is a] natural need, like eating well.’ Also, the artist prefers to define his drawings as intimate instead of erotic, because this adjective gives a more ‘personal, spontaneous and sincere’ idea of what is presented.

Below you can find some of his intimate fantasies…

Fig.1. Cut out paper work from the series ‘French Fruits‘ (2020) (Hashimoto Contemporary)

Fig.2. ‘Sittin’ on the top of the world‘ (2020)

Fig.3. ‘Mirrorgasm‘ (2020)

Fig.4. ‘Le trip hot (The hot trip)‘ (2020)

Fig.5. ‘Rosée osée (Daring dew)‘ (2020)

Fig.6. ‘Envie en vue (Envy in sight)‘ (2020)

Fig.7. ‘Pénétravail‘ (2020)

Fig.8. ‘Satisfesse (Satisfaction)‘ (2020)

Fig.9. ‘Courir deux lèvres à la fois (Ride two lips at a time)‘ (2020)

Fig.10. ‘Le contrebaisiste (The double bass player)‘ (20200

Fig.11. ‘Café corsé (Strong coffee)‘ (2020)

Fig.12. ‘Great tits‘ (2020)

Fig.13. ‘Des reins d’airain (Brass kidneys)‘ (2020)

Fig.14. ‘La minette aux manettes (Trefoil at the controls)‘ (2020)

Fig.15. ‘Teddy père‘ (2020)

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Fig.16. ‘Je Vous Déclare Mariées Femmes (I Declare You Woman and Woman)‘ (2021)

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Fig.17. ‘La Visite Guidée (The Guided Tour)‘ (2021)

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Fig.18. A quick ink sketch done while listening to Bizet’s Pearls Fishers sung by Caruso (2021)

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Fig.19. ‘Ton cul, hier, en cuiller (Lit. Your ass, yesterday, in a spoon)‘ (2021)

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Fig.20. ‘Ôter L’émoi de la Bouche (Take the words right out of the mouth)‘ (2021)

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Fig.21. ‘Et le Tour Est Joui (And There You Go!)‘ (2021)

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Fig.22. ‘Se La Couler Douche (Showering)‘ (2021) (The title, literally, could be roughly translated by "to flow yourself softly"), is the French equivalent of "taking it easy". But add an "h" to "douce" (soft) and it becomes "douche", which this time means "shower". So it's all about flowing in the shower …

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Fig.23. ‘Aller Comme Onguent (To Fit Like a Glove)‘ (2021)

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Fig.24. ‘Finger Leakin’ Good‘ (2021)

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Fig.25. ‘Avoir un Orgasme A Voir un Orgasme (Having an Orgasm, Watching an Orgasm)‘ (2021)

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Fig.26. ‘L’Orifice du Tourisme (Tourist Orifice)‘ (2021)

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Fig.27. ‘Le Coffre à Jouir‘ (2021) This one is a wordplay where the expression « coffre à jouets » (toys chest) was twisted in « coffre à jouir », « jouir » meaning « to come » (in the sense of getting some pleasure) – The artist on Twitter

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Fig.28. ‘Jouisseins (Coming with the breasts)‘ (2021)

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Update Oct 2022

The following drawing 'La Chambre a Toucher'  (Fig.30) was the reason for Instagram to remove the artist (at that time he had 1.3 Million followers) from their platform earlier this year. On Twitter he explains: 'About caption:"chambre à coucher" is a bedroom, but "coucher" is 1 letter from to "toucher" which means touch.'

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Fig.30. 'La Chambre a Toucher' (Feb 2022)

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Fig.31. 'En Venir Aux Mains (Coming to Hands) ' (Jan 2022)

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Fig.32.  'Hot o'test ' is like a hot self-test (Jan 2022)

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Fig.33. 'Venir la Voir, Voir l'Avenir, La Voir Venir (Come See It, See The Future, See It Come) ' (Jan 2022)

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Fig.34. 'Faire Lèche-Au-Lit Coeur (lit. transl. Lick-In Bed Heart)' (Jan 2022)

Click HERE to check out a rare 19th century scroll with minimalist “silhouette” paintings….!!

You can check out the artist’s latest work on his Instagram account….!!

Update 14-08-2020

Recently the mysterious artist got out of anonymity and issued his first book entitled Histoires intimes and under his real name Simon Frankart. For this book, he asked his more than 1.3 million followers on Instagram to write in with their favorite amorous memories. From thousands of entries, he has selected the 50 most inspiring stories, and portrays these sensual, poetic, and often amusing anecdotes with illustrations in his refined signature style.

Do you share the enthusiasm of the Petites Luxures fans on Instagram and what do you think about the artist's banning from Instagram? Leave your reaction in the comment box below….!!

About the author
Marijn is the founder of With more than 20 years of experience within the sensual and erotic art of shunga he is an authority in the genre. During this time he served many customers with complementing their art collection.


on 05 Oct 2022

Censorship is on the rise again, these days. It's one step forward, two steps backwards, sometimes. Hopefully we won't ever go back to the times when the post office would confiscate publications and materials deemed obscene and lewd, but who knows? Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc, are all jumping on the censorship train. Wonder if the prudes will try again having the post office open people's mail and confiscate things. If it's not sex, it's political, or woke idiocy. Looks like we are heading back to communist / socialist / fascist regimes a bit everywhere. Fact is, openly or secretly, artists and their public, and people in general, will continue to enjoy erotica and sexually explicit material in all it's variegated forms, according to their likes and dislikes. Everyone fucks, almost everyone enjoys it, those who don't, try to and after all it's what keeps the species thriving and alive, and that will never change. The fact that the powers that be and those in power and controlling the media platforms  want to control people and limit public discourse will also never change; if anything, as happened during prohibition, it will stimulate creators and consumers to get even more creative. It will make it all more tantalizing even, maybe? Ah!, nothing like tasting the forbidden fruit! As for his work, I don't dislike it; not a fan, but some of the word play is interesting. Always enjoy that.

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