‘Lost’ Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells For a Record Smashing $450m – And It Once Cost Just $60!

Art world history has been made!

From once being sold for $60 to being called “the greatest artistic rediscovery of the 21st century,” Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” painting has captivated the attention of art lovers around the world once again.

The 500-year-old portrait of Christ (the title means “Savior of the World” in Italian) sold for a record $450.3 million at a Christie’s auction on Wednesday in New York City. The 16th-century work of art — which opened for bids at $100,000 — is now officially the most expensive painting ever sold.

The auction lasted nearly 20 minutes and the final bid was $400 million which,
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