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The value of art: Mona Lisa ‘painted’ with old coins by Hayley Whittingham

The value of art: Mona Lisa ‘painted’ with old coins by Hayley Whittingham

Fantastical recreation of Mona Lisa portrait made entirely of old coins by
United Kingdom-based artist Hayley Whittingham.

Inspired by Grayson Perry’s recent comments, which I relate to, in the Reith lectures; ‘Another way that art often I think stops being art a bit is when it becomes incredibly famous. If you go and see the Mona Lisa, it’s like a celebrity. People just want to take their photograph in front of it. I can hardly see it as art. And of course the other thing that stops art almost seeming like art is when you just look at it and think oh my god, that’s worth 250 million dollars. It’s just like a great big lump of money on the wall.

Hayley Whittingham

Hayley Whittingham: DeviantArt Flickr

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