The Château de Versailles, with its wedding cake buildings, Rococo fountains, toy-like hedges, and figurative gilded lilies, is a fairytale come to life, with little sense remaining of its storied and sometimes turbulent history. Bringing the grounds and buildings of the palace into the present is French artist Xavier Veilhan, whose large-scale installations form a contemporary counterpoint to the Louis (XIV, XV, and XVI) decor of the Ancient Regime. Hip domicile photographer Todd Selby turned his lens on Veilhan’s exhibition, up through December 13, and the results are, unsurprisingly, enchanting. Click through for more shots of an edgier Versailles than Marie Antoinette could ever have imagined.
Peep the entire photo set at The Selby.