Der er nogle få afgørende, gode grunde til at være millionær - auktionsreportage fra The Guardian:
"One of Marcel Duchamp’s
reproductions of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, on to which he
pencilled a beard and moustache, has sold for €632,500 ($750,000) at
Sotheby’s in Paris.
It was part of the sale of a collection of surrealist works owned by
American Arthur Brandt, with 110 pieces fetching €3.9 million, including
However, some standout pieces, including a work by Francis Picabia, which was estimated at €700,000, did not find a buyer.
Duchamp’s version of the Mona Lisa was one of nine works in the sale by the French artist, who is seen as the father of conceptual art.
The Mona Lisa works are entitled L.H.O.O.Q, which in French sounds
like the phrase “elle a chaud au cul”, roughly translated as “she’s
horny”. It had a presale estimate of €400,000 to €600,000.
The version that sold late on Saturday was created in 1964 after the original 1919 so-called “ready made” piece."