2008, canvas, Mozart score, nickel, copper and brass coins, acrylic, 90x120 cm


Shortly before July 14, the day the Bastille was stormed, Her Majesty demanded that His Majesty pay a jeweller for a terribly expensive diamond necklace. Quite a trivial situation, you might think - a fretful careless wife demands that her husband buy something. Despite the approaching financial catastrophe, the calm before the storm, Louis XVI gets sucked into the court intrigue and purchases this lady’s trinket. The revolted crowd walks along the streets of Paris chanting "Madame Deficit". The spring is wound, and we all know what happens next - explosion, terror and acquaintance with the guillotine. Although the charming necklace is still sparkling on this lady’s portrait.