Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi' | 2017 World Auction Record | Christie's



The breathtaking $450 million (including buyer’s premium) sale of Salvator Mundi generates headlines across the world, garlanding a superb week of sales in which nine works realise more than $10 million, a further eight surpass $20 million, and three works fetch over $50 million.

An historic season at Christie’s in New York finished on Thursday, with the final total across seven sales hitting $1,421,993,000 / £1,082,817,271. The highlight was the extraordinary 19-minute bidding battle for Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi in Wednesday’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, culminating in the work being sold for a world-auction record price of $450,312,500 (including buyer’s premium).

The depth and quality of art offered across the week was remarkable, with nine works realising more than $10 million, a further eight being acquired for in excess of $20 million, and three achieving more than $50 million.

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44 comments

  1. This Person has spent 400 million dollars for individual satisfaction level ,… But i get more than that by spending a Dollar daily , reaching out a helpless living life in real life …….

  2. Imagine the buyers bidding. Your talking the likes of Elon musk, Jeff Bezos, etc… The only people that can afford a painting like that.

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  4. Imagine being poor and deciding to paint for fun and then unknowingly paint something that would sell for nearly half a billion dollars 500 years after you die…….

  5. There’s commission to pay on top of that price too. Mind boggling amount of money 😮

  6. Meanwhile in Africa….. children die because of the lack of a piece of bread and water. I guess this is the rich people's way of giving poor people all over the world the middle finger.

  7. Meanwhile in Africa….. children die because of the lack of a piece of bread and water. I guess this is the rich people's way of giving poor people all over the world the middle finger.

  8. It's alot of money for an unproven painting almost no expert believes it was painted by him lol

  9. Questo nostro DNA di artisti stratosferici incredibile fa, venire i brividi al mondo intero

  10. ALEX and frozwa(something) are calling their billionaire bosses but others are talking with their friends.

  11. Buying a painting for this much is like buying a 100 million dollar mansion in the middle of the Sahara desert. It's not worth it

  12. Imagine you pay 400 million for Da Vinci's painting then experts whos checked the painting tell you it's not the Da Vinci's work, that is what really happened!

  13. Wow! $400 million for a painting! We fed 300 kids for just $100. I will be happy to work for the rich so that I can feed more poor kids. 🙁

  14. For that disgusting amount of money, I expect Christ to leap out of the painting and take me up to heaven with him.

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