Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for $450.3 Million, Shattering Auction Highs

Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for $450.3 Million, Shattering Auction Highs

“This was a thumping epic triumph of branding and desire over connoisseurship and reality,” said Todd Levin, a New York art adviser. Photo The painting ‘Salvator Mundi’ by Leonardo da Vinci at Christie’s. Credit Drew Angerer/Getty Images Christie’s marketing campaign...
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Critic’s Notebook: That $450 Million Leonardo? It’s No Mona Lisa.

Critic’s Notebook: That $450 Million Leonardo? It’s No Mona Lisa.

Photo Crowds at Christie’s catching a glimpse of “Salvator Mundi.” Credit Benjamin Norman for The New York Times You can’t put a price on beauty; you can put a price on a name. When the National Gallery in London exhibited...
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