The Paris Museum of Eroticism is closing soon but fans of explicit art and erotic objects were able to get their hands on some prized possessions at auction Sunday. 

The sales, executed by Parisian auctioneers La Maison Cornette de Saint Cyr. brought in almost three times the pre-sale estimate auctioneers expected with around half a million euros (over $550,000), according to a report in The Telegraph.

Over 500 people attended the event in the auction hall with with just as many digital art fans checking in online. Around 2,000 objects were auctioned off.

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Some of the more notable items sold included "Mona Lisa’s breasts,’" a printed work on plastic showcasing da Vinci's most famous subject-- in a partially exposed provocative positive; a Salvador Dali work entitled "Young virgin sodomized by the horns of her own chastity" (which sold for over $22,700) and several works from artist Georges Wolinski, one of the French cartoonists tragically killed in 2015 terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, who was a big supporter of the museum.

Other items up for grabs included “a forest of phalluses” and miscellaneous photographs and objects from the French capital's state-controlled brothels, which closed shortly after World War II.

The museum, located on Boulevard de Clichy, near the Moulin Rouge in Pigalle, had been a local favorite due to its extensive collection of racy objects.

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But the museum's founders,  Jo Khalifa and Alian Plumey, a former adult movie star, were not able to renew their lease on the seven-floor space, however, following recent  gentrification of the neighborhood and subsequent rising rents. That, combined with falling tourist numbers to Paris, led them to close their doors after nearly 20 years in business. 

“We never got any support from either the state or the city of Paris,” Khalifa told AFP. “Although it has to be said, I could never imagine politicians supporting us.”