This Portrait Of Vladimir Putin Just Sold For $269,000

A portrait of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has sold for 200,000 euros ($269,000), The Moscow Times reports.

The artwork, made up of hundreds of small pictures of the Mona Lisa, is by Georgian-American artist David Datuna. It was apparently bought by a Russian businessman and had been on sale at the Art Moscow festival, which ran from Sept. 21 to 25.

We’re definitely curious about this. While we agree its a great piece of art, was the purchase made purely out of patriotism?

Vladimir Putin Portrait

Photo: RT / Vyacheslav Ilyinsky

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