The infamous French Queen Marie Antoinette may no longer be around but she continues to be a constant source of inspiration for creative minds. The latest to pay an ode to her is Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos. Her latest installation from her exhibition at the Palace of Versailles last year is the Lilicoptère. It is the artist’s vision of what the Queen would be riding in today had she been alive. The bright pink helicopter is replete with ostrich feathers, Swarovski crystals, gold leaf, industrial coating, dyed leather upholstery embossed with fine gold and Arraiolos rugs.
Hard to miss, this pink ride by Joana Vasconcelos also has Marie Antoinette’s initials on it. A bit over the top for today’s sensibilities, it does reflect the larger than life style the Queen was associated with. Wonder what she’d say if she saw it?