Giant Mona Lisa Is Painted with Hamburger Grease

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Image via YouTube Screenshot

When confronted with a greasy hamburger, most people will either salivate or be repulsed, usually depending on their individual views on fast food and meat in general. But artist Phil Hansen had a rather different reaction.

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He saw the potential for great art. Or at least the reproduction of great art. So he picked up some burgers at a fast food joint and went to work making a 21st century homage to da Vinci’s Mona Lisa: the Mona Greasa.

The video (via That’s Like, Whoa) was part of a 2009 advertising campaign by Arby’s promoting its supposedly un-greasy roasted hamburgers. But watching it, I’m more interested in vegetarianism than any fast food option.

Watch Hansen paint the ‘Mona Greasa’ in fast forward:

 

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