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    Oh My Christ ... Leonardo da Vinci painting sells for record $591 million at auction

    OK Kids, down those Toy Trucks and Lego blocks and pick up those paint brushes!




    A painting of Christ by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci has sold for $US450 million ($591 million) at auction in New York,
    obliterating previous records.

    Key points:

    • The long-lost painting, Salvator Mundi dates, from around 1500
    • The New York auction smashed the previous record of $US179.4m for art
    • Auction house Christie's has not named the buyer


    The 500-year-old oil painting depicting Christ holding a crystal orb, called Salvator Mundi — or Saviour of the World — is one of
    fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo da Vinci known to exist.

    The 66-centimetre-tall painting dates from around 1500 and shows Christ dressed in Renaissance-style robes, his right hand raised
    in blessing as his left hand holds a crystal sphere.

    Story

    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    Think she's one of Dragonfly's freelancers from outside Nana.

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    So has it gone to the Qatari Guggenheim or the Abu Dhabi Louvre?

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    Maybe King Power...

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    Good job son. Talk about money goes to money.


    Its owner before Wednesday's auction was billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev the 15th richest man in his native Russia.
    He bought it in 2013 for £96.8m in a private sale.

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    Makes about US $100 million per year...Give or take...

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    Word on the street is Dillinger has a new bathroom hanging.

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    He has a painting of Butter's man hanging on the wall?...

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    The OP article says

    The painting was sold again in 1958 and then acquired in 2005 by a consortium of art dealers who paid less than $US10,000.
    from $10,000 to $450,000,000 in 12 year seems unlikely. Unless this was a consortium of 10,000 dealers and they paid $10,000 each.

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    Why he cannot spend his hard earned money? Surely amassed by daily saving dollar to dollar...

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    Looks like hes holding a cigarette

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    ^Checkout the colour of his eyes. That's no cigarette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    The OP article says



    from $10,000 to $450,000,000 in 12 year seems unlikely. Unless this was a consortium of 10,000 dealers and they paid $10,000 each.
    Thought to be a copy in 1958

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    Makes no sense at all; an art expert on LBC said that authenticity is guaranteed for a set period, can't remember 10 or 12 years.

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    Lulu's Bangsaen tax rebate came through then

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    Think you're right, Dill...Christ was stoned...

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    UPDATE ...

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    Salvator Mundi: Record-breaking $591m Da Vinci painting heads to Abu Dhabi's new Louvre

    A Leonardo da Vinci painting of Christ that sold in New York for a record $US450 million ($591 million) is heading to a museum
    in the United Arab Emirates.

    The newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi made the announcement on Wednesday (local time).

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    Christian territory?...

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