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Occupy Paris

18th Century aristocrats surrounded themselves with beautiful art, and a certain amount of excess.

Lady Fastening Her Garter (also known as La Toilette) by François Boucher.
Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Lady Fastening Her Garter (also known as La Toilette) by François Boucher.
La Machine d'Argent or Centerpiece for a Table by François-Thomas Germain.
Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
La Machine d'Argent or Centerpiece for a Table by François-Thomas Germain.

"Life and Luxury" presents the creativity and beauty that was generated to meet the rarefied demands of a highly privileged group of people. But in looking at the extravagances of the show and knowing what came after, you can't help but wonder, if the one percent had reined it in a little, would things have turned out differently?

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