These studies of former pornographic actress Sasha Grey, created in 2008 by the celebrated illustrator James Jean, seem timeless in their stillness and quiet contemplation, a far cry from the fleshy excess and vulgarity of modern pornography. Grey is not seen as an object of sexual desire, but as a beautiful, intelligent, and defiant woman, confident in her sexuality.

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These studies of former pornographic actress Sasha Grey, created in 2008 by the celebrated illustrator James Jean, seem timeless in their stillness and quiet contemplation, a far cry from the fleshy excess and vulgarity of modern pornography. Grey is not seen as an object of sexual desire, but as a beautiful, intelligent, and defiant woman, confident in her sexuality.

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