Sell the Mona Lisa Says Tech Boss

May 19 2020

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Picture: via. Stephane Distinguin @Fano

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Independent has reported on the bizarre news that a CEO of a French tech company (pictured above with President Macron) has suggested that France should sell the Mona Lisa to help plug the gap in the country's finances.

Stephane Distinguin of Fabernovel (no, me neither) explained in a magazine interview that;

A painting is easy to move and therefore to hand over. And we have a lot of paintings … In 2020, we have to get the money where it is. So sell family jewellery … The price is the crux of the matter and the main subject of controversy. The price has to be insane for the operation to make sense. I estimate that it would take no less than €50billion (£44.7 billion) to acquire the Mona Lisa. I was told that my estimate was very overvalued, even far-fetched, but each time without real arguments.

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