A avenue artwork Rubik’s Dice model of the Mona Lisa is anticipated to promote for as much as US$166,000 (RM683,500) when it goes below the hammer in Paris this month.
Constituted of 330 Rubik’s Cubes by the French artist Invader – well-known for his ceramic House Invaders figures impressed by the classic pixelated online game – is known as Rubik Mona Lisa.
It’s the first of a sequence of works by which the artist has recreated a number of the nice work of artwork historical past in Rubik’s Cubes.
Invader, whose actual identify is Franck Slama, claimed that they’re the foundational creations of a brand new artwork motion referred to as “Rubikcubism”.
He has glued House Invaders works to partitions in additional than 33 nations, and even impressed smartphone purposes for followers attempting to trace them down.
Rubik Mona Lisa will go on sale at Artcurial on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Feb 23 as part of public sale that includes a number of the largest names in avenue artwork.
Invader made Rubik Mona Lisa in 2005 and has since gone on to recreate Edouard Manet’s Impressionist masterpiece Le Dejeuner sur l’Herbe (Luncheon On The Grass) in addition to Gustave Courbet’s ever-controversial The Origin Of The World in Rubik’s Cubes.
The dice, a cult kids’s puzzle within the 1980s, was invented by the Hungarian sculptor Emo Rubik as a instructing instrument to elucidate three-dimensional kinds to his structure college students.
A blockbuster Leonardo da Vinci present on the Louvre museum in Paris, which holds the Mona Lisa, finishes on the finish of this month. – AFP