Mona Lisa made from Rubik's Cubes sells for €480,000

Artcurial's Urban & Pop Contemorary sale in Paris on Feb 23, 2020.
Artcurial's Urban & Pop Contemorary sale in Paris on Feb 23, 2020. Copyright Artcurial
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The work, made with 330 Rubik's Cubes, is by the French artist Invader.


An interpretation of the Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa made out entirely of Rubik's Cubes has sold for nearly half a million euros.

"Rubik Mona Lisa" by French artist, Invader, was made in 2005 with 330 puzzles as the first in a series of works revisiting some of the world's most iconic images.

The artwork sold for €480,000 — four times the estimate — after a bidding war between two buyers at Artcurial's Urban & Contemporary sale in Paris.

Invader is best known for his ceramic tile mosaics modelled on pixelated art of 1970s-1980s video games including Space Invaders.

The artist has remained anonymous by working masked and at night and pixellates his own face when interviewed or photographed.

Invader's Rubik Mona LisaArtcurial
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