Previewing the lot last month, Christies described the painting of Christ holding a crystal orb in his left hand and raising his right in benediction as the biggest discovery of the 21st century.
Soon afterward, he sold it for 127.5 million, to the family trust of the Russian billionaire collector.
8vo, frontispiece, 32 plates (of 35, lacking 3 plates including 2 folding plates modern cloth, some pages trimmed with loss to page numbers, cloth dampstained.Bouviers mark-up led to Rybolovlevs criminal complaint in a Monégasque court, alleging a scheme for overcharging him.Da Vincis Savior sold for 400 million USD, congratulations to the buyer, he wrote.Feeling kind of defeated right now.Christies maintains that it was upfront about the much-restored, damaged condition of the oil-on-panel, which shows Christ with his right hand raised in blessing and his left holding a crystal orb.Franck said he has examined the Mona Lisa out of its frame five times.Members of the public indeed, even many cognoscenti cared little if at all whether the painting might have been executed in part by studio assistants; whether Leonardo had actually made the work himself; or how much of the canvas had been repainted and restored.
Other high-priced paintings, image copyright Getty offerte volantino mediaworld lecce Images Image caption Paul come faccio a tagliarmi i capelli da solo Gauguin's 'When Will You marry?' broke price records in 2015.
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Christies had also found placing the work, despite its celebrity, hard to fathom.Finally, in 2013, Sothebys sold it privately for 80 million to Yves Bouvier, a Swiss art dealer and businessman.It is the 12th artwork to break the 100 million mark at auction, and a new high for any old master at auction, surpassing Rubenss Massacre of the Innocents, which sold for.7 million in 2002 (or more than 105 million, adjusted for inflation).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 cuccioli taglia grande regalo cuneo spot with a piece.Four hundred million selling here at Christies.Therell never be another painting that I shall sell for more than this painting tonight.The piece is sold.At one point, Pylkkänen remarked: Historic moment, well wait as the the bidding went back and forth, pausing at just over 200m as it rose to break the auction record.Number 17A by Jackson Pollock - 200m (150m) This abstract expressionist piece was also sold in 2016 to Kenneth C Griffin from American businessman David Geffen.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.