Spray-painted Mona Lisa brightens up Paris high-rise

A street artist is brightening up a high-rise block of flats in Paris by giving it a contemporary makeover.

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.

The reinterpretation of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, also known as La Gioconda, depicts a standing woman in a miniskirt holding a handbag.

It’s set to take Okuda five days to complete.

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.”