A replica of the Mona Lisa sold for 2.9 million euros!

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A copy of the famous Mona Lisa painting by the Renaissance painter Leonardo da Vinci from the 17th century was sold today at an auction in Paris for 2.9 million euros.

A record amount for the reproduction of this masterpiece was set aside by a European collector, Reuters reports.

The replica, named Hacking’s Mona Lisa after its owner who unsuccessfully claimed to have bought a copy in the 1950s as the original, is one of many reproductions of the original painting housed in the Louvre Museum in Paris.

This is madness, this is an absolute record for the reproduction of the Mona Lisa.” said the spokeswoman of the auction house Christie’s.

She stated that 14 bidders competed at the international auction and that in the last hour, the bid jumped from 500,000 to 2.4 million euros and that the last bid reached 2.9 million.

By: Olivia J. – Gossip Whispers