A storied site of history, opulence, and political power, France’s Palace of Versailles has long captured the imagination of both the public and many acclaimed photographers. In 2018, celebrated Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen was invited to make a series of photographs throughout Versailles’s vast grounds. For six months, she was given free rein, often after official hours, to wander and photograph extravagant gardens, gilded baroque interiors, and even Marie Antoinette’s private correspondence. Venus & Mercury is brimming with Sassen’s surprising, pigment-splashed photomontages.
Size9.5 x 11.75h"
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