‘Mona Lisa’ would fetch bil­lions

Sunday Tribune - - METRO -

LEONARDO da Vinci’s mas­ter­piece,

Mona Lisa, would prob­a­bly fetch at least $600 mil­lion (about R8.6 bil­lion) if sold on auc­tion in New York or Lon­don.

The start­ing bid would be prob­a­bly around $200m and the open­ing price is usu­ally con­sid­ered to be the real mon­e­tary value of the paint­ing.

Con­sid­ered one of the most valu­able paint­ings in the world, it was painted by the Ital­ian Re­nais­sance artist in the early 16th cen­tury. It is on per­ma­nent dis­play in the Lou­vre Mu­seum in Paris. – Auc­tions Writer

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