Who is the Mysterious Bidder Who Bought da Vinci Painting for $450M?

November 16, 2017

A painting from Leonardo da Vinci is the most expensive work of art ever sold. The intense bidding war broke out on the phone at Christie’s auction house in New York Wednesday, where it sold for $400 million plus $50 million in fees. Da Vinci created the painting of Jesus more than 500 years ago for the king of France. It was lost for more than two centuries. In 1958 it was sold for $60 to a private collector from Louisiana. In 2005, an art collector acquired it at an estate sale for $10,000.