Remember Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi that was Expected to Sell for $100 Million, Finally Sold For More Than $450 Million, Breaking World Record

November 17, 2017 No Comment

Leonardo Da Vinci Painting of Salvator Mundi breaks world records of the most expensive painting and was sold for over $450 Million. Thouugh, the painting of Salvator Mundi is touted to be the last painting of Leonardo Da Vinci still in private hands, Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) hit the astronomical price of  $450,312,500 (including buyer’s premium) Wednesday night in New York, becoming the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction.

Starting at $100 million and steeped in epic-level hype, Salvator Mundi was sold by Christie's as "a rapt audience of nearly 1,000 art collectors, dealers, advisors, journalists and onlookers packed into the main auction room at Rockefeller Center, with many thousands more tuning in via a live stream," Christie's reported in its website.

The contest boiled down to two bidders, with the increments jumping at one point from $332 million to $350 million in one bid and then, at barely 18 minutes, from $370 million to $400 million. Gasps were heard in the sales room, which gave way to applause when Christie’s co-chairman Alex Rotter made the winning bid for a client on the phone."

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