Da Vinci painting up for auction with $100 million estimate

NEW YORK — The last Leonardo da Vinci painting in private hands is going to auction in New York next month — with a pre-sale estimate of around $100 million.

Christie's announced Tuesday that the depiction of Jesus, titled "Salvator Mundi," will be offered Nov. 15.

Christie's specialist Alan Wintermute calls it "the Holy Grail of Old Master paintings."

"Salvator Mundi," dating from around 1500, is one of fewer than 20 known paintings by Leonardo. It was believed that the work had been destroyed until it was rediscovered in 2005.

The seller is identified only as a "private European collection."

Andy Warhol's 1986 painting "Sixty Last Suppers" — based on Leonardo's Renaissance "Last Supper" masterpiece — also will be featured. Its estimate is around $50 million.

Related News

Image of Asia: Taking part in the festival of the janai

Aug 18, 2016

Image of Asia: A Hindu priest adjusts his hair while performing rituals during Janai Purnima in Kathmandu, Nepal

A festival to remember a riot? New York event stirs debate

Aug 18, 2016

A plan to mark the 25th anniversary of one of New York City's most searing race riots with a family oriented festival has brought criticism from relatives of a man killed in the violence

Rare Tyrannosaurus rex skull arrives at Seattle museum

Aug 19, 2016

Paleontologists with Seattle's Burke Museum have unearthed the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex that lived more than 66 million years ago, including a rare nearly complete 4-foot long skull

You may also like these

Global travel spending still growing but at a slower pace

Aug 22, 2016

Global travel spending is still growing, although at a slower pace, despite weakening economies and fears over terrorism

Yosemite, and President Obama, head into virtual reality

Aug 25, 2016

In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality _ in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park

Visitor misbehavior abounds as US parks agency turns 100

Aug 28, 2016

Major national parks are grappling with wildlife harassment, illegal camping, vandalism, theft of resources and other visitor misbehavior as the National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary

Search
Financial Markets

About Us

Suara KL brings amazing Travel news for tourist to witness Beautiful Malaysia and hear the wonderful sounds of this country.

Contact us: sales@suarakl.com