After nearly 20 minutes of nail-biting bidding on Wednesday night, Leonardo da Vinci’s painting Salvator Mundi, shattered the world record for the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction. Including fees, the 500-year-old rare masterpiece sold for $450.3 million.
Some questioned the authenticity of the painting as truly Da Vinci but with a price tag that far surpassed initial estimates the concern now seems irrelevant.
Before the sale, Vice News Tonight went to Christie’s for a private viewing of Salvator Mundi with contemporary Brazilian artist Vik Muniz.
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