French Aristocrat Has Forgotten What Happened Last Time His People Got High-Handed With the Decorating

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Oct. 27 2010 2:20 PM

French Aristocrat Has Forgotten What Happened Last Time His People Got High-Handed With the Decorating

Prince Sixte-Henri de Bourbon-Parme—AFP lowercases the P in "prince," which is a nice touch—is upset because vulgar Japanese art is being exhibited in his family's old house . This would be Versailles, the palace that was synonymous with the overall display of entitlement and decadence that got his great-great-great-grandcestors on the wrong side of the revolution. The sculptures of Takashi Murakami reflect "a way of thinking that denatures and does French culture no good," the prince explained. Also Bastille Day reflects a shocking contempt for law and order. Too bad the prince's courtiers didn't warn him about this one:  

 

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Tom Scocca is the managing editor of Deadspin and the author of Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future.

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