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The World’s Most Valuable Artwork Sold At Auctions

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We all like artwork, but would we spend millions of dollars on our favorite pieces?

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In November 2017, this painting of Jesus sold for a record-breaking $450 million at a Christie’s auction in New York. To date, it remains the only piece of Da Vinci’s art that is in private hands. The piece dates back to 1605 when King Louis XII of France commissioned the painting. It was bought in 1900 by a British Art collector who sold it for a measly £45 in 1958. The owners were originally unsure if it was a Da Vinci – it was assumed to have been created by one of his followers. It’s today known as ‘The Lost Leonardo’.

Interchange – Willem de Kooning, $300 million

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