hereticalpigeon linked to a drawing by Pierre Klossowski and made a comment about "the minds of these klossowski's (balthus, pierre)." I followed her link and found that indeed Balthus is Balthazar Klossowski. I've long known of Pierre Klossowski, writer (Roberte Se Soir) and running partner of George Bataille. This guy Balthus I find quite subversive. I was not prepared to stand in the Met and stare at some preteen's panty.
If I remember correctly these are of his daughter.
BTW, on the Met page they have a portrait of Pierre Matisse done by Balthus. The thing about that painting is that Pierre Matisse was a very elegant aesthete but Balthus painted him standing in a very casual manner looking like some American salesman or something. Shudderrrr. What a quietly subversive guy.