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On permanent and prominent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris, Leonardo da Vinci’s enigmatic masterwork the Mona Lisa (1503-17) is protected by bulletproof glass, illuminated by a customised LED lamp and seen by some 6 million people a year, making it the most visited work of art in the world. In 2017, that means it’s also the most photographed. After all, in the selfie age, did you even experience it if you didn’t come away with your own quick snap? Assembled from hundreds of images collected from Instagram, Mona Lisa Selfie is a clever reflection on what a personal picture of a hyper-famous work of art means in the digital era.
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