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Relative of Louis XIV Heading to Court to Try and Remove Jeff Koons from Versailles

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While the protester who “pulled out balloons with names that rhyme with Koons written on them and popped them one by one” may not have done much to get Jeff Koons and his exhibit out of Versailles (in fact, its run was extended, so extra double burn there, too), the group(s) wanting the famous artist’s work out of the hallowed halls and grounds just secured a powerful ally: Charles-Emmanuel de Bourbon-Parme, a descendant of Louis XIV, who has decided to go to court to try and get the exhibit removed:

Charles-Emmanuel de Bourbon-Parme is claiming that the exhibition is a “profanization” of the work of his royal forefather, the Sun King, and has called the show “an advertisement for a porn star,” referring to Koons’s former marriage to Italian porn star Ilona Staller, also known as “La Cicciolina.”

Say what you will about Koons’ work, but you have to admit that any news stories about him are always fun.

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