Picture from the collection of Russian businessman sold for a record $450 million

At Christie’s auction in new York, was sold painting by Leonardo da Vinci’s “the Savior of the world”. The painting was put up for auction with an initial value of $ 100 million, but after thirty minutes its price has risen to 400 million. Taxes the buyer will have to pay for a masterpiece of more than 450 million dollars. Thus, a record of art ever sold at auction. According to media reports, previously, the painting was owned by a Russian billionaire.

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The picture of Leonardo da Vinci’s “the Savior of the world” set a record for works ever sold at auction. At Christie’s auction in new York it was sold for 400 million dollars. Including taxes, the picture will cost the new owner 450,3 million dollars. More at auction for the paintings while no one was paying.

However, as stated in a report published on Twitter the message of the auction house, over thirty minutes of trading, the canvas went up four times. The starting price of the painting was $ 100 million.

Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece Salvator Mundi achieves $450,312,500, a #worldauctionrecord for any work of art sold at auction. pic.twitter.com/snKxm7t3cb

— Christie’s (@ChristiesInc) 16 Nov 2017.

According to the newspaper “Kommersant”, formerly da Vinci’s masterpiece belonged to the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev. The businessman bought the painting for 127 million dollars.

To date the most expensive painting sold at public auction, was the work of Pablo Picasso “the women of Algiers”. It was sold in may of 2015 for 179,a million dollars.

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