It’ll surely be a while before you see this much money being thrown around again.
Leonardo da Vinci’s 500-year-old painting “Salvator Mundi” has broken the record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction, selling for an eye-watering $450,312,500, including buyer fees.
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The sale decisively eclipsed the previous record held by Picasso’s “Les Femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’)” — which sold for $179 million in 2015.
A crowd packed into the Christie’s saleroom in New York City gasped as the price jumped from $332 million to $350 million in one bid. Then again from $370 million to its final cost of $400 million, in a bidding war lasting just under 20 minutes. …
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