New York: The other day Christie's auction house sold a picture of Leonardo Da Vinci's "Savior of the World" for a record sum for works of art of all time - $450,312,500. Before the sale, the painting was exhibited at the Rockefeller Center.
Photographer Nadav Kander created a video portrait of people looking at the 500-year-old portrait of Christ. The video was very emotional. In the movie hit Hollywood actor, laureate of the "Oscar" Leonardo DiCaprio.
The picture of Leonardo Da Vinci "The Savior of the World" was sold for a record amount at Christie's auction in New York.
The canvas sold $450,312,500, which is an absolute record for paintings ever auctioned.
More than six years of painstaking research and expertise have gone to confirm the authenticity of the picture. It was a process that began shortly after the work was discovered - heavily veiled and blocked, long accepted for a copy - at a small regional auction in the United States in 2005.
Before this picture was sold in 1958 from the auction Sotheby's for only 45 pounds sterling, because it was considered a copy.