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June 28, 2010

Marie Antoinette in Cake

S. Brett Kaufman, Marie Antoinette in Cake. 2001, archival ultra-chrome ink on cotton rag.

Fine artist S. Brett Kaufman plays with the celebrity image and the associations the world at large has pinned them with.  He selects iconic portraits we can all recognize and playfully portrays them in ironic ways; such as Marie Antoinette in Cake.  Click here to visit his artist page.


  1. Did you know that Marie Antoinette never said the famous frase: "Let them it cake"?

    I heard it was pronounced by a certain duchess or countess or, somebody in Versailles belonging to the court several years before Marie Antoinette's arrival to France!!

  2. This is great! The swirls make me think of VanGogh & The Scream by Edvard Munch.

  3. I couldn't possibly cut a cake this pretty!