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Mona Lisa Painting With A Moustache And Beard Gets Sold For $750000 In Paris

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Mona Lisa Painting With A Moustache And Beard Gets Sold For $750000 In Paris

Mona Lisa Painting With A Moustache And Beard Gets Sold For $750000 In Paris


Lisa painting made by Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most precious paintings in the world.  It is recorded in Guinness book for the highest known insurance costing worth $800 million in 2017. The half-length painting is also one of the most written about and parodied work of art in the world. But, could you believe that its admired would rise up to a level where even a replication of the painting work would be sold in millions.
Once again the Mona Lisa painting is in the spotlight, Marcel Duchamp, who is an artist and known for his eccentric sense of humour. It’s strange and curious to sound that one of replication of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa has sold for €632,500 ($750,000).

Mona Lisa Painting With A Moustache And Beard Gets Sold For $750000 In Paris


It is made by Duchamp on to which he pencilled a beard and moustache. Part of the sale of a collection of surrealist works owned by American Arthur Brandt, was one of nine works in the sale by the French artist, who is seen as the father of conceptual art.

Another feature of the Mona Lisa works is that they are entitled ‘L H O O Q’, which in French sounds like the phrase “elle a chaud au cul”, translated as “she’s horny”. It had a pre-sale estimate of 400,000 to 600,000 euros, Amazing!

Mona Lisa Painting With A Moustache And Beard Gets Sold For $750000 In Paris


Marcel Duchamp bought a low-priced replication of da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. After that he removed her smile and made a moustache and beard on the request of his friend and dealer Arturo Schwarz in 1964. The limited edition of Pierre de Massot’s book Marcel Duchamp, Propos et souvenirs published in only 35 copies.


Other Duchamp pieces included Boite-en-valise or ‘Box in a Suitcase’, which was sold at €319,500 beating its pre-sale estimate of €180,000 to €250,000.