could you buy the mona lisa?

how muvh is it worth, how much would people buy it!? is it possible for a person to buy the mona lisa?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Sure, you could buy it. You would have to sign an agreement with the Louvre so that you would have to leave it on permanent loan with them, but they would be more than happy to take your money.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Paintings, like most other pieces of art, sometimes are sold by the museums that own them. This is why pieces, like some art by Van Gogh have recently been sold for more than $10 million.

    Having said that, it only proves the old saying that almost anything is for sale.

    The Mona Lisa is not only famous, but, due to the recent Hollywood films, very popular. Also, the Louvre in Paris is not in any financial difficulty, so the real question at the moment, is whether there would be any reason for the Mona Lisa to be sold.

    To decide whether the loss of this painting by the Louvre would bring a net financial gain or net financial loss means answering the question of whether an immediate input of $10million or even $100million would offset the adverse publicity of "losing" the Mona Lisa.

    I believe that today, with the popularity of the DaVinci Code, and other recent films and books, the world and, I believe, all of the French people, expect the Mona Lisa to remain in the Louvre forever.

    Therefore, I do not believe that e Mona Lisa could be purchased at this time. Perhaps 10 years ago, when the painting was not as popular as it is today, a purchase could be negotiated. Also, if the publicity fades as fast as most things in today's world, perhaps 10 years from now, a purchase could be made at a fair price.

    In the meantime, I do not believe that it would be anything to evpect that the Mona Lisa would be sold, except on the possibility of the total collapse of the economy of France, which is not expected, since France has the financial backing of the European Union.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Since the Mona Lisa has been stolen so many times and has recenly had its own gallery refubished with improved security, I personally believe that their is no possible way to own the Mona Lisa. Plus the money it is generating from all of the tourists who want to see it after reading "The Davinci Code" would make it more difficul to purchase. So all in all I would say it would impossible to purchase the Mona Lisa

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Mona Lisa is kept in the Louvre, in the museum's Salle des Etats. It is not for sale - but was stolen and finally returned. There were many plots to steal it, but it is still safe and sound. I wouldn't go as far to say that it will never be bought - everything has a price. But it would be a shame if it were...

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Mona Lisa is priceless. As a very recognizable piece of art it is impossible to put a value on it (although somone has I'm sure since it is no doubt insured). No, it is not for sale.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The "Mona Lisa" was recently appraised at a cool billion dollars, unfortunately the Louvre isn't ready to part with it yet.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Probably not..Your chances of getting a replica of the mona lisa are pretty high though

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  • 1 decade ago

    You would have no chance. It is far too valuable a painting as far as the artworld is concerned to be sold. Leonardo da Vinci painted relatively few works so they are a very valuable comodity as a recource for art history.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's possible, given enough money but would you really want to spend that much on a painting when there is so much need in the World. Jules, Australia.

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  • ed
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    1 decade ago

    No, No, No, Hell no.

    The value could only be determined by placement on auction.

    Never happen. The Louvre will never give up ownership.

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