Leonardo da vinci artwork value
There was a palpable air of anticipation at Christies Rockefeller Center headquarters as the art markets major players filed into the sales room.
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Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?) by Paul Gauguin - 300m (230m) His post-impressionist painting of Tahiti women was sold in February 2015 to a mystery buyer, rumoured to be a Qatari museum, and is thought to share the top spot with a piece.Also popular.It brought tears to my eyes.".But no institution besides the Dallas Museum of Art, which in 2012 made an undisclosed offer on the painting, showed public interest in buying.BBC arts correspondent Vincent Dowd said that even now attribution to Leonardo is not universally accepted.As yet, the new owner is unknown.Agents celebrate after buying Leonardo da sconti ipercoop palermo Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi' at the auction in New York Credit: Getty.Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Griffin, 49, founded global investment firm Citadel and is considered one of the world's most active art buyers Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @bbcnewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents.A 500-year-old painting of Christ believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci has been sold in New York for a record 450m (341m).It's wonderful it's in New York.The piece was painted at the end of the 19th Century and was part of a five-part series.
Alan Hobart, director of the Pyms Gallery in London, said the manner of the sale was "going to be the future".
Feeling kind of defeated right now.
They restored it extensively and documented its authenticity as a work by Leonardo.Soon afterward, he sold it for 127.5 million, to the family trust of the Russian billionaire collector.This is the most important old master painting to have been sold at auction in my lifetime.It was the first confirmed "discovery" of a painting by Leonardo since 1909 and was widely described as one of the great artistic finds of the past 100 years.I'm so lucky to be in New York at this time.".The others in the series are at some of the world's most prestigious art museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.In 1958 it was sold at auction in London for a mere."It's the sort of painting you can imagine as a star piece in a private collection and as billionaire collectors like to set up their own museums, it could be a good piece for them Hunter said.In a bold move, without a hint of irony, the painting was sold in its Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale alongside a Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol.
The artwork has been the subject of legal disputes and amassed a price history that ranges from less than 10,000 in 2005, when it was spotted at an estate auction, to 200 million when it was first offered for sale by a consortium of three.