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The Day the Sun Met PSG

This is…it’s almost too beautiful for words. Paris Saint-Germain fans fought each other during PSG’s match against Manchester City, and the English tabloids were on hand to watch. As a marriage of subject, artist, and medium, this is cosmic, the equivalent of a piece of costume jewelry drawing a portrait of Victoria Beckham. What they’ve produced doesn’t quite live up to the moment, but how could it? When Joyce met Proust, all they did was complain about their health.

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The Day the Sun Met PSG

by Brian Phillips · December 4, 2008

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