Leonardo Da Vinci’s Portrait of Christ Sold for $450 Million at Christie’s Auction
Leonardo da Vinci’s Portrait of Christ “Salvator Mundi” (Saviour of the World), had been sold a price of $450 million at a Christie’s auction.
It is the most expensive painting ever sold at an auction, which lasted for less than 18 minutes. The successful bidder had placed the winning bid over the phone with the final price at $450,312,500.
There are fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo da Vinci. All of the collection are in museum except for “Salvator Mundi” (Saviour of the World).
Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in first half of 2017 that totalled £2.35 billion / $3 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.
Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
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