In a unique auction, the Louvre Museum in Paris is auctioning off a once in a lifetime experience to get up close and personal with the iconic Mona Lisa painting.
As part of upcoming online auction “Bid For The Louvre” the Parisian gallery is inviting guests to bid for the opportunity to get an up-close experience with Leonardo Da Vinci’s work of art.
Usually, visitors are not allowed closed than a distance of 15m to the portrait but this one-off opportunity will allow the winning bidder to get exclusive access to the annual examination of the painting which involves it been taken down and removed from its glass for checks.
The funds raised from this exhibition which will also see other unique experiences auctioned including a walk along the rooftop of the museum, and a one-of-a-kind watch created by Vacheron Constantin which help to raise funds for the museum which has been hit badly by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The “Bid For The Louvre” auction will also offer special products from French luxury brands like Dior, Cartier and Louis Vuitton
It’s estimated that the museum has made a 90 million Euro loss this year due to its extended closure. Officials are hopeful of raising between 10,000 and 30,000 euros from the Mona Lisa experience.