13 November 2010, 02:27

Moustached Mona Lisa sold for $500,000

Moustached Mona Lisa sold for $500,000

The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci featuring a penciled mustache and goatee and recognized as an icon of pop art, was sold at auction by Christie's in New York for nearly half a million dollars, which is five times higher than what the organisers expected.

The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci featuring a penciled mustache and goatee and recognized as an icon of pop art, was sold at auction by Christie's in New York for nearly half a million dollars, which is five times higher than what the organisers expected. The moustache and goatee are on a copy of the masterpiece sketched by French artist Marcel Duchamp.
 
At the same auction another pop art style Mona Lisa, by Andy Warhol, was also put on the block and sold at auction for 3.6 million dollars.

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