SOLD: Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi”

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In early October, the Wall Street Journal announced that Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev would try to sell his rare, rediscovered Leonardo da Vinci portrait of Christ as “Salvator Mundi,” or the savior of the world.

Last night, the New York Times announced that “Salvator Mundi” sold for $450.3 million with fees, shattering the high for any work of art sold at auction.