"This is madness, this is an absolute record for a Mona Lisa reproduction," a Christie's spokeswoman said.
The highest bidder will get the chance to witness the annual examination of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece and a walk along the French museum's historic rooftop.
Humour helps us deal with anxiety and the current pandemic is a testament to that notion.
France is stepping up its effort to contain the virus, but the precautions shut the doors of some of the top tourism landmarks in the country, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum, and Paris' famed Moulin Rouge cabaret.
The huge show to mark the 500th anniversary of the artist's death in France, drew twice the numbers of the previous biggest show at the world's most visited museum.
Rubik's Cubes Mona Lisa was sold at a modern art auction in Paris coinciding with the closure of a blockbuster Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the nearby Louvre museum,
Made from 330 Rubik's Cubes by the French artist Invader – famous for his ceramic Space Invaders figures inspired by the vintage pixelated video game – is called "Rubik Mona Lisa".
Da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" was sold for $450.3 million in 2017 to the Abu Dhabi branch of the Louvre, but has not gone on display since then. The exhibition in Paris features a version of the same painting made by one of da Vinci's disciples.
The Mona Lisa has been behind safety glass since the early 1950s, when it was damaged by a visitor who poured acid on it. Since then there have been several other unsuccessful attempts at vandalising the painting.
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