Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Over eight million people from all over the world flock to Paris every year for the opportunity to gaze upon Leonardo da Vinci’s beguiling Renaissance masterpiece, La Gioconda, more popularly known as “Mona Lisa.”

It is estimated that approximately 80% of all visitors to the Louvre are there for the sole purpose of seeing this one painting, often disregarding or outright ignoring the thousands of other famous works of art that populate the expansive museum.

What is it about this iconic portrait that continues to mesmerize century after century?

Hundreds of books have already been written exhaustively attempting to examine all facets of the famous artwork’s creation, influence, mythology, heritage, and mystique.

But perhaps one of the most fascinating aspects of Mona Lisa’s enduring legacy is the frequency with which this painting has been reinterpreted, parodied, appropriated, and imitated by other artists. No other painting in history has been reproduced as often as Mona Lisa, and yet there has never before been published a comprehensive collection of Mona Lisa recreations.

This oversight will finally be remedied with the upcoming release of the lavishly illustrated book MONA LISA REIMAGINED, a captivating anthology of hundreds of pieces of art that have been inspired by this priceless world treasure. Featuring both established and emerging artists from over 50 different countries, this book is destined to become an essential addition to every bookshelf, coffee table, and library.

Please visit the official website at to view more samples from the book, and check back frequently to this blog for updated information leading up to the book’s release ....