Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi Sells For Record $450M

A ‘lost’ Leonardo Da Vinci painting sold for a record $450.3 million at a Christie’s auction in New York City, smashing the record for the most expensive piece of art ever sold. The 26-inch-tall painting, called ‘Salvator Mundi,‘ or ‘Savior of the World,’ shows Jesus Christ with one hand raised in benediction, the other holding a glass sphere. Bidding began at $100m and the hammer eventually came down after 19 minutes. The new owner of the piece remains a mystery as they were a phone-in bidder. If you had the money, would you buy this masterpiece? Let us know in the comments below.

Salvator Mundi
Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

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