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Monsieur Mangetout
Monsieur Mangetout
Monsieur Mangetout
Monsieur Mangetout
Monsieur Mangetout

Monsieur Mangetout

Nick Van Woert

$ 3,000.00

Monsieur Mangetout, 2016
Nickel plated electroformed copper on stainless steel

"Monsieur Mangetout translates to "Mister Eats All", the nickname of French Canadian, Michel Lotito who died in 2007. He ate 18 bicycles, 15 shopping carts, televisions, a Cessna 150 aircraft, a coffin - maybe his final act, and much more. There was an ancient Roman soothsayer called the Haruspex. He would determine the quality of land by dissecting animals found on it. If the entrails were healthy - the land was deemed healthy. You are what you eat. I want to put Mr. Lotito's cadaver on the Haruspex's dissection table to see what his body reveals." - N.VW