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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:09 PM


A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday, obliterating previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately.

The painting, called "Salvator Mundi," Italian for "Savior of the World," is one of fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one in private hands. It was sold by Christie's auction house, which didn't immediately identify the buyer.




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The highest price ever paid for a work of art at auction had been $179.4 million (152 million euros), for Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)" in May 2015, also at Christie's in New York.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 12:39 AM

Yes I bought it, just a trinket for the lounge... :smoke:

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 02:02 AM

Interesting article that brings up doubt as to whether or not Da Vinci actually painted this piece

http://www.thisisins...tal-orb-2017-10

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:24 AM

View PostLucas, on 16 November 2017 - 02:02 AM, said:

Interesting article that brings up doubt as to whether or not Da Vinci actually painted this piece

http://www.thisisins...tal-orb-2017-10

I could never be an art dealer, expecially when it comes to ancient works such as this one.  I think less than half of Da Vinci's works are "universally accepted" as being authentic.  Some are "generally accepted", with others being disputed. That's too risky a business for me!

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:33 AM

looks like la gioconda's brother!

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 07:17 PM

He looks stoned. Look at those little red eyes.
And the doob was obviously painted out of his right hand. Look at the positioning of the fingers. Come on!
And I betcha that orb thingy used to be an ashtray.
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Posted 24 November 2017 - 01:14 AM

View PostAnthemic, on 16 November 2017 - 11:33 AM, said:

looks like la gioconda's brother!
Lorraine has a brother?!?

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 04:51 AM

View PostPrincipled Man, on 15 November 2017 - 11:09 PM, said:


A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday, obliterating previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately.

The painting, called "Salvator Mundi," Italian for "Savior of the World," is one of fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one in private hands. It was sold by Christie's auction house, which didn't immediately identify the buyer.




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The highest price ever paid for a work of art at auction had been $179.4 million (152 million euros), for Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)" in May 2015, also at Christie's in New York.

https://www.yahoo.co...-051045114.html

View Postvaportrailer, on 23 November 2017 - 07:17 PM, said:

He looks stoned. Look at those little red eyes.
And the doob was obviously painted out of his right hand. Look at the positioning of the fingers. Come on!
And I betcha that orb thingy used to be an ashtray.
:smoke: :angel: :yes:

He does look a bit stoned, I'll give him that...  :smoke:




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