Illusion Art Museum Prague
An anamorphous portrait of the Czech entrepreneur Tomáš Baťa made from shoes manufactured mostly in his factory in the village Dolní Němčí. The installation is compiled from things that one could probably find in Tomáš Baťa’s home – a hundred-year-old kitchen cupboard and hundred-year-old steamer trunks which Baťa used for travel and brought home shoe samples in them. After returning home from travels, he poured all the shoes from his trunks into the corner where his portrait than spontaneously materialised. When viewed from the correct angle, the sculpture is supposed to remind of an impressionist painting where each shoe is like a brush stroke. The installation is a part of the permanent exhibition in Illusion Art Museum Prague.