Da Vinci’s ‘male Mona Lisa’ expected to sell for $100M

Oct 12, 2017 570

BY: Tamar Lapin

It’s the passion of the painting. Leonardo da Vinci’s haunting last work, depicting Jesus Christ, is coming to New York this month and is expected to fetch an estimated $100 million at a November Christie’s auction, a spokesperson said. “Salvator Mundi is a painting of the most iconic figure in the world by the most important artist of all time,” Loic Gouzer, chairman of post-war and contemporary art for Christie’s New York, said in a statement released by the auction house.

The historic painting is one of fewer than 20 that can be attributed to the Italian master and the only one that’s privately owned. Dating from around 1500 — about the same time the Mona Lisa was painted — “Salvator Mundi” or “Savior of the World,” sets Christ in royal blue robes against a dark background, facing the viewer and holding a glass orb in his left hand.

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