Another President on a protocol visit to the Territory
He has come to ask the artist-President about the latest procedures
which, as is the territorial tradition, allow the placing of the foot
on the ground to obtain a sketch of the model known as the "Universal foot".
In the picture the honoured visitor is being invited
to try out the procedure himself: to simply undress his
right foot while the cameras
are kept away for security reasons;
place his foot on the warm territorial earth rich in humus; carefully remove his foot. A protocol cloth was kept ready to
enable the honoured guest to carry out the operations of
putting his sock back on, followed by
his shoe, as a precaution against damage to the carpets
of the Elysée on his return, and consequent trouble for his
wife. It must be remembered that presidents, whether artists or not, are just like everyone else in the end...