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CHRISTIE’S SELLS LEONARDO DA VINCI’S 500-YEAR-OLD MASTERPIECE ‘SALVATOR MUNDI’ FOR $450.3 MILLION

LEONARDO’S SALVATOR MUNDI BECOMES THE MOST EXPENSIVE WORK OF ART EVER SOLD AT AUCTION

NEARLY DOUBLES PREVIOUS RECORD FOR THE MOST EXPENSIVE WORK AT AUCTION

MYSTICAL MASTERPIECE WAS ONCE OBSCURED BY OVERPAINTING AND THOUGHT LOST TO HISTORY

OVER 30,000 PEOPLE WORLDWIDE LINED UP TO SEE THE PAINTING IN PERSON AT CHRISTIE’S FREE PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS 

  WINNING BIDDER HELD OFF 5 OTHER COMPETITORS, PLACING BIDS BY PHONE WITH CHRISTIE’S ALEX ROTTER

NEW YORK – Leonardo da Vinci’s 500-year old mystical masterpiece, Salvator Mundi claimed a place in auction history this evening, selling for US$450,312,500 (£342,182,751/ €380,849,402) and setting a new auction record for any work of art ever sold at auction, after 19 minutes of bidding. The winning bid was placed by Christie’s Alex Rotter, Co-Chariman of Post-War and Contemporary Art acting on behalf of an anonymous client.....Read More