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Spray-painted Mona Lisa brightens up Paris high-rise

Spray-painted Mona Lisa brightens up Paris high-rise

<p>A street artist is brightening up a high-rise block of flats in Paris by giving it a contemporary makeover.</p> <p>Spain’s Okuda is spray-painting a colourful version of the famous Mona Lisa on the side of the building, creating one of Europe’s tallest murals at 50 metres (164 feet) high. </p> <p>The reinterpretation of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, also known as La Gioconda, depicts a standing woman in a miniskirt holding a handbag.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Spanish street artist Oscar Okuda poses while painting a fresco representing the “Mona Lisa” on a building in the 13th district of Paris <a href="https://t.co/2It6i3gDeo">pic.twitter.com/2It6i3gDeo</a></p>— <span class="caps">AFP</span> news agency (@AFP) <a href="https://twitter.com/AFP/status/875131312365076480">June 14, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>It’s set to take Okuda five days to complete. </p> <p>He said: “I think it’s like the new vision of the Gioconda, and for me it’s like a multi-cultural-skinned woman, that has different fabrics like from different parts of the world.”</p>