Mona Lisa is undoubtedly one of the most valuable paintings in the world. Besides, it’s the most visited art-work on the planet. At least 20% of people, who visit the Louvre, go to take a glance at Leonardo da Vinci’s Giaconda.
In actuality, its value is immeasurable, or in other words, it is priceless. Appraisers say that if they had to price the work, it could cost between 1 and 2 billion Euros, but to sell the painting, it would be necessary to change article 451-5 of the heritage code. This is the law, which prohibits the sale of works from the collections of the French museums.
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Next to this scale of values would be Venus de Milo, a sculpture attributed to Alexander de Antioquia, and further down, “The raft from Medusa”, an oil painting by Theodore Gericault. Experts say that it could be worth around 500 million Euros. The three works are part of the Louvre collection in Paris.
In 2014, rumors arose about the possibility of paying off Bercy’s trillion-dollar debt with the sale of some of the pieces in the collections. It was almost similar to Portugal that had sold 85 works by Miró to pay off part of the state’s trillion-dollar debt. However, only a small group of French politicians would be in favor of changing the heritage code!
It is estimated that there would be no need to sell any of the Louvre’s works. It would be enough to sell those from the D’Orsay museum (where some of Van Gogh’s works are preserved), to pay off France’s debt.
Countries such as the United States, Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands, authorize the sale of works of art (collection of museums), under certain conditions. Meanwhile, France has been selling some of its architectural jewels.
The list includes public buildings, prestigious residences abroad, and even its finest wines from the cellars of the Ely sees. A few years ago, the building of the international conference center of the Ministry of International Relations, two steps away from Place de l’Etoile, became a Qatari-Chinese palace, after a sale agreement between the three countries.
However, to sum up, the whole thing, the cost of Mona Lisa could go up to 2 billion Euros, if it could be purchased. Do you deal with antiques? Would you like to gain world-wide popularity for your trade? Well, let me share a secret tip with you now! With FreeGramLikes, you can earn free Instagram likes and follows. All you need to do is to visit their official website once. It’s surely going to help, trust me!
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