Man Bizarrely Claims He Has Sexual Relationship With Famous Artwork the Mona Lisa
April 28, 2022
By Victoria Scheer
A famous artist dubbed the next Andy Warhol has claimed he is having a sexual relationship with the Mona Lisa.
Spanish-born Domingo Zapata said he has been obsessed with the artwork for over a decade and dreams about having sex with the woman in the 1503 painting, which he uses as the basis for many of his iconic reinterpretations.
The 47-year-old rose to fame with his digital takes on the Mona Lisa which have sold for millions of pounds and are also being displayed in The Louvre in Paris.
Domingo, one of Leonardo DiCaprio’s favourite artists, claims his success is down to the intimate bond he has formed with the painting.
He told The Sun : “I have been working with Mona Lisa for 15 years. When I was painting her so much, I would dream and I have a sexual relationship with her.
Domingo said even Pablo Picasso’s granddaughter asked him about his obsession with the painting.
“Diana Picasso – Picasso’s granddaughter, who is an art expert and a good friend of mine, asked me in the studio: ‘Are you dreaming about her, are you having sex with her?'” he said.
“And I’m like: ‘Of course I am having sex with her in my dreams. If I was not having sex with her I would have quit a long time ago.”