Re-reading Proust. “We would go into what he called his ‘study’, whose walls were hung with some of those engravings depicting… a fleshy pink goddess driving a chariot… which were admired during the Second Empire because they were felt to have a Pompeiian look about them, were then hated, and are beginning to be admired again for one reason and one only, despite the others that are given, and that is that they have a Second-Empire look about them.” For engravings, read posters. For goddess, read King of May. For Second Empire, read The Sixties. For Pompeiian, read San Francisco.