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Leonardo da Vinci Bronze Horse and Rider For Auction by Guernsey’s of New York

Guernsey’s Auction House will be conducting the sale of the original and only 21st century bronze cast of the 16th century figure of Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse and Rider on Wednesday October 30th at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The last occasion that a work of art attributed to the great artist became available was 2017, when Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi brought $450 million at auction. It was the highest amount ever paid at...

2019: Our Overview of Must-See Art and Culture Events

In 2019, the Royal Collection Trust will mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci. With the last da Vinci to grace the open market fetching an impressive $450 million and brewing a worldwide media storm, the renowned polymath will receive his biggest exhibition in 65 years, Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing.  The RCT is partnering with 12 institutions around the UK to showcase 144 drawings by the...

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi Sold for $450m

Rare Leonardo da Vinci painting Salvator Mundi (c.1500) sold at a Christie’s New York auction on 15 November for an astounding $450.3 million. The work shattered world records, almost doubling the price of any painting ever sold at auction, despite circulating doubts about its authenticity. Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, who sold the painting, had bought it in a private sale back in 2013 for $127.5 million. Auctioneer and global president of Christie’s, Jussi Pylkkanen opened...

Last Da Vinci Painting in Private Hands to Auctioned

Salvator Mundi (c.1490) by Leonardo da Vinci was the greatest art rediscovery of the 21st century. It is the only piece of known work created by the artist currently in private hands and will be presented for sale at a Christie’s auction in New York on 15 November 2017. Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) is one of the most famous artists of all time. While there are only a very small number of his works that...

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