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King Of Kitsch Takes Over Versailles

"Balloon Dog," a sculpture by U.S. artist Jeff Koons on display at the Chateau de Versailles in Paris.
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"Balloon Dog," a sculpture by U.S. artist Jeff Koons on display at the Chateau de Versailles in Paris.

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Eleanor Beardsley began reporting from France for NPR in 2004 as a freelance journalist, following all aspects of French society, politics, economics, culture and gastronomy. Since then, she has steadily worked her way to becoming an integral part of the NPR Europe reporting team.