Mona Lisa goes viral

Riley Riley

French pop artist Jisbar and the Mona Lisa are doing their bit for the fight against the COVID-19 virus.

“Ducati Mona Lisa” is the name of a work of art created by Jisbar to be auctioned on July 16 to raise funds for the #RaceAgainstCOVID, an initiative organised by the Borgo Panigale motorcycle manufacturer.

It’s part of the “Mona Lisa” series in which Jisbar reinterprets Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous masterpiece in different ways through his imaginative and colourful style.

In “Ducati Mona Lisa” the female figure in the centre of the picture is surrounded by visual and graphic elements that recall the history of Ducati, models in the range and some of its most famous riders.

The French artist created this work with great enthusiasm and has now made it available for free to support the #RaceAgainstCOVID initiative.

“Ducati Mona Lisa”, a 141 x 106cm acrylic on canvas, will be auctioned by Cambi Aste on the morning of Thursday, July 16, during auction #481 which is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, photography and comics.

The auction will be streamed online and offers can be placed directly from the page of the site which can be accessed via a link obtained during the registration phase.

Registrations are already open on

The site is available in Italian, English, French and Chinese, while the auctioneer’s live streaming will only be in Italian.

The proceeds from the sale of the work will be entirely donated to the Policlinico di S. Orsola in Bologna, developed for patients in post COVID-19 convalescence.


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