Kicker – A puzzle of a picture

NICK EICHER, HOST: An unusual work of art is expected to fetch big bucks when it hits the auction block in Paris this month. 

How unusual? Well, it’s not a banana duct taped to a wall, but it’s still pretty unique!

It is a recreation of the Mona Lisa, but French artist Franck Slama didn’t use oil or canvas. No, he crafted the portrait out of Rubik’s Cubes. 330 of them, to be exact.  

Slama is already famous for creating ceramic Space Invaders figures. Now, if you are a millennial, you need to know Space Invaders was an early video game, OK? 

Anyway, if you happen to be in Paris on February 23rd and have a few extra bucks to spare, you can bid on this one of a kind creation.

But if you think you’re going home with this, it’ll take more than a few extra bucks. Art experts say the “Rubik Mona Lisa” could sell for as much as 150,000 euros. At the current rate of exchange, we’re talking $166,000 U.S. dollars.

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(Photo/AFP, Francois Guillot)

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