Mona Lisa, rising up from … burger grease

Sometime in 2009, Minneapolis artist Phil Hansen painted a Mona Lisa replica from scratch by tearing off bits of burgers and blotting off the grease off them against a massive 11-foot canvas. He was commissioned to do this as a publicity stunt by a burger company to show just how grossly oil-laden their competitor’s burgers were, but still, what an amazing feat. How many burgers were drained in total? Check this: just 14. Now how many potential Mona Lisas have we devoured in our lifetime now? Hmmm…

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