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  • Some are just young and carefree, some are practiced bons vivants with the lovehandles to show for it and a few are just, well… Irish.

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  • Midcareer artists Gail Albert Halaban and Holly Andres both have domestic tableaux vivants: In Ms. Halaban's "Untitled (Valentine's kitchen)" (1990-2003), a 30-ish woman prepares a meal; in Ms. Andres's "Abby" (2006), a dutiful young girl brings food to the table.

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  • $8,500 Enter the glamorous French Riviera lives of expats Dick and Nicole Diver—modeled after real-life bon vivants Gerald and Sara Murphy—with a first-printing copy of the F.

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  • For the "tableaux vivants" he works with his camera on timer and performs in character, selecting the final shots from hundreds.

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  • I am completely antisocial and prefer my own company to any human contact that does not involve me standing in front of a happy, laughing crowd of respectable and intelligent bon vivants or drunks who read literature.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Yet such a feast is increasingly unusual in France, even for bons vivants.

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  • Bringing the 19th-century tradition of tableaux vivants up to date in the age of T.Rex and the Bay City Rollers, they attempted at least to turn posing into a fine art.

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  • RoseLee Goldberg, director of arts organization Performa, comes up with the most informed judgment: the evening is not so much about performance art; rather, it offers tableax vivants made by artists who were asked to do something for a party.

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  • There were tableaux vivants—apparently a staple at Area—reminiscent of scenes from Pedro Almodovar movies.

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  • But even the aristocratic Mr. de Villaine seemed attuned to the peasant spirit of Burgundy, singing and clapping along with les Cadets de Bourgogne, a 12-man choir of gray-haired bon vivants that Mr. Johnnes had flown in from Burgundy for the occasion.

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