Marie Antoinette

Barbara Zucchi

This shoe sculpure is part of a series of 20 sculptures of shoes dedicated to the most relevant women in history, literature, cinema and comics. This project has been commissioned by Superstudio Milan and ANCI. I think that one should pay attention to the words used because what it is trash to someone, it could be everything another one owns. They say that one day, Marie Antoinette acknowledged with the fact that her subjects were so poorly fed that they didn’t even had bread, she has answered: ”Let them eating croissants!” I wonder if this sentence of hers, deserving of the highest praise for the pledge profuse into the resolution of the French res publica, came to her mind the day she was then beheaded. Her sandal is made of many guillotines, one for each toe and one for the ankle. I don’t want to hide my sympathy for Lady Oscar, when years back I was watching tv, totally taken by her cartoons series.
Courtesy of Daniele Fontana at Whitenoisephotography 2007.

© Barbara Zucchi

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