RARE LEONARDO DA VINCI PAINTING SOLD FOR $450 MILLION DOLLARS

 The biggest discovery of the 21st century! Just so you understand the importance of this event in the art world, the last time a Da Vinci was discovered was 1909.
Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi (“Savior of the World”) , a 500 year old painting of Jesus Christ previously buried under layers of paint, just sold at Christie's auction for $450 million dollars. It ones belonged to King Charles I of England in the 1500s. Since then  it had been painted over and was sold at Sotheby’s for £45 in 1958 ( We don't want to be that person right now) .  It is  the most expensive piece of artwork ever sold. The work is believed to be the last work of Da Vinci. Immediately following today’s press conference, the painting will tour the globe, appearing in Hong Kong, San Francisco, and London, and then will return to New York, where it will be put up for auction.

Leonardo Da Vinci,  Salvator Mundi , c. 1500Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s

Leonardo Da Vinci, Salvator Mundi, c. 1500Photo: Courtesy of Christie’s