Da Vinci Sold for $450 Million

by PEYTON SMITH

Staff Writer

A rare Da Vinci painting sold for a record breaking amount of $450 million dollars. The painting was sold at an auction and the painting is one of the few pieces that they have found. They have only authenticated about twenty pieces of work from Da Vinci.This piece was predicted to sell at around $100 million but instead approximately twenty minutes later, the piece was sold for a recording breaking amount. Before this piece was sold, the record holding piece was Picasso’s “Les Femmes d’Alger” which was sold for $179.4 million in 2015. The previous owner, Dmitry Rybolovlev,  bought the painting in 2013 for $127.5 million in 2013. The rare Da Vinci was sold in this year’s biggest fall auction season.

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