The definition of a celebrity is an individual who is widely known. Thus, I would like to share a short story and my encounter with a beautiful woman who has changed the way many of us have perceived her on different levels, whose enigmatic presence has created controversies. Some even go as far as questioning her sex and her age today would be well over 500 years old.
Her estate is over 650,000 square feet, which is 12 times that of the White House. Deep through her corridors and past the decorative historical art work that rests on the walls and the ancient Greek statues. Up her marble stairs and through another extensively exhausting hall and once you have started to feel bleary you now enter her $7.5 million dollar room.
According to Bloomberg News, with over 8.3 million visitors in 2007, the Mona Lisa is one of the most celebrated and remembered paintings in the world. She is valued at over $600 million and rests peacefully behind a climate controlled bullet proof case in the Salle des États at the Louvre in Paris, France. I had an opportunity for the second time to rekindle my experience with Da Vinci’s master piece and so I decided to remember her by snapping a photo.
And no matter how many times I see the Mona Lisa, or La Gioconda, what was more impressive to me what people do in the 15 seconds they have with one of history’s celebrities.
I also wanted to give a shot out to one of my favorite artists, known for his surrealism, but further his work with Dadaism – Marcel Duchamp. His work has been something that has always stuck in my mind after seeing it. Dadaism mostly focused on anti-war during WWI through art works, which makes me realize what anti-Iraq war artists will be painting. One of the most famous works by Duchamp is L.H.O.O.Q. Translation: “Elle a chaud au cul” (She has a Hot Ass).
| if I knew all the words I would write myself out of here. |