Nick Smith x Da Vinci, Salvator Mundi - Christies Auction

On the evening of Wednesday 15th November 2017, Christies New York auction house opened bids for the last remaining Leonardo Da Vinci painting available in private hands, Salvator Mundi. After 20 minutes of bidding it achieved an eye watering auction price of $400,000,000. When combined with auction fees the buyer had to stump up another $50,312,500 bringing the total sale price to a world record breaking $450,312,500.


In an attempt to quantify this immense sum of money Smith reinterprets Da Vinci's painting at the exact same dimensions in his signature style, resulting in 509 individual colour chips each  having a proportional value of $889,945 and 65 cents.


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