My last meal***

Patrick Guns - My last meal***
Patrick Guns - My last meal***

About this work

The Department of Justice in the State of Texas, in the United States, publishes (on the Internet) the last meals requested by those condemned to death before their execution. In response to this controversial publication, Patrick Guns’ project My Last Meals ***  presents these last meals to great chefs, with the intention that their culinary art would once again bring the executed prisoners back “to the side of life “. Each chef chose his dish freely and thus paid tribute to the human being condemned to death- giving dignity that the American Justice took away. In reality, the requested last meals are rarely delivered to the condemned, who are only offered the usual canteen food, but are, with their agreement, almost always published. The menus are generally not very sophisticated and often suggest popular tastes that are sometimes thought to be anchored in childhood. Their composition and layout on the plate (in the arrangement of flavor and color) are worthy of a final portrait: tragic and ridiculous in the face of death, while at the same time they testify to a somber stance against capital punishment.

€ 400

  • Medium Photolithography on Rives paper
  • Dimensions 72,5 cm (H) x 125 cm (W)
  • Year 2008
  • Framed No
  • Edited by Mac's (Museum of Contemporary art)
  • Limited edition 40
  • Authentification Authentification certificate signed by the artist
  • Customer return policy Within 14 days after delivery
  • Shipping modalities within 5-10 business days from Brussels (Belgium)

About this artist

Patrick Guns né en 1962 est un artiste belge qui vit et travaille à Bruxelles.

About this partner


The MAC’s is housed within the former Grand-Hornu colliery, a monument of European industrial heritage that was designated as UNESCO world heritage in 2012. Since the museum opened in 2002, it has welcomed over a million visitors, produced more than 85 exhibitions and promoted numerous artists from the region.