new york - The painting Salvador Mundi of Leonardo Da Vinci goes under the hammer at Christie's in New York on Wednesday. It is known to be the last painting of the Italian master who is still in private hands. It is estimated that the panel changes at least 100 million euros from owner.
Christ as a savior of the world, as the Dutch title says, is still in the hands of the Russian artificial king and billionaire Dmitri Rybolovlev (50). He bought the artwork in 2013 for 127 million euros from Swiss art broker Yves Bouvier. The Swiss itself did not buy the painting for a long time for 67 million euros at an auction.
The oligarch, also known as the owner of football club AS Monaco, is selling fast of his assets at a fast pace to divorce his wife Elena. A Swiss judge allegedly attributes half of the woman (3.2 billion euros) of his possessions. The divorce of the couple is bookable as the most expensive of all time.
Rybolovlev bought art for 1.6 billion euros in the past decade, but made hundreds of millions of losses on its sale. The Russian, who built Bouvier as a consultant in the construction of an art collection, challenged the Swiss by 2015 by the Swiss.
According to Rybolovlev, the much lower returns prove that he has been raised by Bouvier. The Swiss itself would have boosted the prices of the works by selling the works themselves and selling it to their customer again.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) painted the panel around the year 1500. It is one of the only fifteen works of Da Vinci that have remained. It was long thought that this piece was a Da Vinci student, but it was recognized in 2011 as a painting by Da Vinci himself.
In 1958, the unknown work for the first time was auctioned in Britain for £ 45. Conversely, with inflation, it is now 900 euros.