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Who Bought the $450 Million Da Vinci?

The recording breaking purchase of Leonard Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi has shocked the art world. $450 Million for a painting — and one that has been seriously damaged and painted over — indicates a new level of insanity for the art market. 499 more words


The Da Vinci Sale and a New Meaning of What Art is Worth

If the past is any indication, Wednesday’s anonymous buyer didn’t make a smart financial investment. After the family trust of the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev purchased Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Christ, … 514 more words


"Judgment of quality is subjective" by Golnaz Jamsheed

Freshly, a 500-year-old painting of Christ as Salvator Mundi (Latin for Saviour of the World) was auctioned and sold for $450 million at Christie’s. A painting not fully painted by the iconic Renaissance man, Leonardo Da Vinci is raising some questions about the price it now possesses. 287 more words


Value in art or salesmanship?

By Sarah Balcombe

Never before has the art world succeeded in igniting the imagination of so many in such a short time.  In Star Wars terms Christie’s has entered another galaxy,  gone where no auction house, living or dead has ever gone before and it has certainly pushed the art world into a new frontier. 685 more words


Leonardo Da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" - the world's most expensive painting?

The most recently authenticated (“rediscovered”) portrait of Jesus Christ has now become most expensive work of art ever sold with an auction price of $450.3 Million. 130 more words

Arts, History & Social Sciences

Is Salvator Mundi Leonardo's?

Earlier this week, a new record was set for an artist’s painting. Four-hundred million bucks plus fees for (allegedly) Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi (about 1500) were offered by a (yet) unknown bidder… 743 more words


Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi breaks auction records, as it fetches a massive $450m

Salvator Mundi, the last painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, has broken all records after the piece of art fetched an incredible $450m at auction, well above the expected $100m. 137 more words

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