Mona Lisa made of 330 Rubik's cubes for sale in Paris
An image of the Mona Lisa made of 330 Rubik’s Cubes will be put up for sale in Paris, very close to Leonardo da Vinci's original.
The 2005 French urban artist Invader's work is expected to reach 150,000 euros ($ 165,000) at the modern art auction, Artcurial organizers said Monday.
Use the plastic puzzle squares to create a mosaic of the Mona Lisa and her famous smile in bright colors.
You almost don't need to see the details. You know it's the Mona Lisa, simply because of the position, the composition and that's the magic, said Arnaud Oliveux, head of the Artcurial urban art department.
The February 23 auction coincides with a successful Leonardo da Vinci exhibit at nearby Louvre, the home of the real Mona Lisa. That show marks the 500th anniversary of the death of the Renaissance master.
The anonymous street artist Invader has made a name for himself by fixing ceramic tile mosaics on the sides of buildings around the world, often representing video game and comic characters.