Joana Vasconcelos Versailles Exhibition

France’s Palace of Versailles is continuing its series of contemporary art exhibitions this year with works by Portuguese contemporary art painter Joana Vasconcelos, displayed both inside and outside the Chateau from June 19 to September 30, 2012.

Vasconcelos is the first woman and the youngest artist to show her work in the setting of Versailles, following previous exhibitions dedicated to Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami.

Royal Valkyrie

The handmade woolen crochet work, “Royal Valkyrie”, by Portuguese contemporary art painter Joana Vasconcelos, exhibited at the Palace of Versailles.

Royal Valkyrie

Le Dauphin et La Dauphine

A picture shows the work made with Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro faiences painted with ceramic glaze, “Le Dauphin et La Dauphine”, by Portuguese contemporary art painter Joana Vasconcelos, at the Palace of Versailles.

Le Dauphin et La Dauphine

Golden Valkyrie

Handmade woolen crochet work by Portuguese contemporary art painter Joana Vasconcelos, hung at the Palace of Versailles.

Golden Valkyrie

Valquiria Enxoval (Valkyrie Trousseau)

In the foreground, the drawn-thread work made with embroideries and handmade woollen knitting and crochet, “Valquiria Enxoval” (Valkyrie Trousseau) by Joana Vasconcelos.

Valquiria Enxoval

Gardes (Guards)

A detail of the work made with Port Laurent marble (from Pakistan) lions and bases, “Gardes”, by Portuguese contemporary art painter Joana Vasconcelos.

Guards

Lilicoptere

The work “Lilicoptere,” made with a Bell 47 helicopter, ostrich feathers and Swarovski crystals, by Portuguese contemporary art painter Joana Vasconcelos.

Lilicoptere

Marilyn (PA)

The work “Marilyn (PA)”, made with stainless steel pans and lids by Portuguese contemporary art painter Joana Vasconcelos.

Marilyn PA

Blue Champagne

The work “Blue Champagne”, made with Pommery POP Champagne bottles, by Portuguese contemporary art painter Joana Vasconcelos, is displayed outside the Palace of Versailles.

Blue Champagne

Pavillon é

The work “Pavillon é”, made with wrought iron and jasmine plants, by Portuguese contemporary art painter Joana Vasconcelos, is displayed outside the Palace of Versailles.

Pavillon e

Perruque

Made with ebony inlays and gold-plated brass, “Perruque”, by Portuguese contemporary art painter Joana Vasconcelos, is on display at the Palace of Versailles.

Perruque