Natty Light creates the ‘Da Vinci of Debt’ – The worlds most expensive piece of art
By Joe Colquhoun on Monday, January 18, 2021
The world’s most expensive piece of art is currently on display in Grand Central Station, NY. Created by Natural Light Beer the installation was constructed using 2,600 college graduate diplomas and takes up a whopping 6,000 square feet.
On average the cost of each diploma is around $180,000 meaning that the total value of “Da Vinci of Debt” surpasses $470 million, a whole $20 million more than Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi.”
Natty Light said, “The design is meant to illustrate both the scale of the crippling debt crisis while also alluding to the chaotic impact college debt creates for those burdened by it.”
Natural Light paid each graduate $100 each to rent their diplomas for this piece.
It’s part of a continued effort from the brand to shine a light on the country’s crippling student debt problem—US college debt hit a record high in 2021, accounting for $1.7 trillion in student loan debt.