Record amount for Da Vinci painting

World November 16, 2017 06:03

new york - Leonardo Da Vinci's painting Salvator Mundi was auctioned at Christie's in New York on Wednesday for $ 400 million (EUR 340 million). It is the highest amount ever paid for an auction at an auction.

The exact amount that the unknown buyer has paid is even higher by commissions: 450. 312. $ 500 (382 million euros), Christie's reports. So far, the highest amount paid during an auction was 179.4 million dollars (160 million euros) for the painting Les femmes d'Alger by Pablo Picasso in May 2015. The painting Interchange by Willem de Kooning was to be sold in 2015 changed owner for 300 million dollars (254 million euros).

As far as we know, it was the last painting by the Italian master that was still in private hands. Christ as the savior of the world, as the Dutch title reads, was in the possession of the Russian billionaire Dmitri Rybolovlev (50). He bought the artwork in 2013 for 127 million euros from Swiss art broker Yves Bouvier who bought the work himself for a long time for 67 million euros on an auction.

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. In 1958, the unknown work for the first time was auctioned in Britain for £ 45. Converted to now it's 900 euros.

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