Petition urging Jeff Bezos to purchase and eat the Mona Lisa positive aspects steam
A petition on Change.org urging billionaire Jeff Bezos to purchase Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and eat it has gotten a whole bunch of signatures.
“No person has eaten the mona lisa and we really feel jeff bezos must take a stand and make this occur,” the joke petition that went up a yr in the past and gained a whole bunch of signers Thursday reads.
“gobble da lisa,” one signer wrote whereas one other joked, “I really feel like that is one thing society wants… Jeff, we’d like you to make this sacrifice for society.”
The Mona Lisa is owned by the French authorities and is on everlasting show on the Louvre in Paris.
Bezos, who is without doubt one of the richest males on this planet and have become the primary man to high $200 billion in internet price this yr, appears to haven’t any rapid plans to ingest artwork however is planning an 11-minute journey to house on his firm Blue Origin’s first crewed flight scheduled for July 20.
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The very best bid this week to hitch Bezos on the brief combat is $2.eight million, in accordance with CNBC. The bidding reportedly ended Thursday.
Different extravagant purchases Bezos has made through the years embody a 418-foot yacht for $500 million, he turned 4 luxurious New York Metropolis flats right into a 23,000 square-foot penthouse for round $96 million after his divorce and he invests $1 billion a yr into Blue Origin, The New York Submit reported.
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Through the years, the concept of promoting the Mona Lisa to dig France out of debt has popped up often, together with French tech CEO Stephane Distinguin who mentioned final yr the federal government may promote it for a whopping €50 billion (about $60.9 billion) to assist the nation by way of the pandemic.
An artwork skilled with artnet.com, nevertheless, in an op-ed final yr rebutted Distinguin’s argument, claiming he had vastly overestimated the portray’s worth if it have been to go up for public sale, noting that different da Vinci items have offered extra comfortably within the a whole bunch of thousands and thousands.
The columnist agreed that the Mona Lisa is undoubtedly price greater than da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, which offered not too long ago for $450 million, simply possibly not 111 instances as a lot.
The Change.org petition had at the very least 448 signatures by early Friday morning.