Friday, October 20, 2017

The $100 Million Painting and Other Fine Art

Nice tease. I went by the pop-up at Minnesota Street Project where Christie's was previewing some of the work to be sold at an auction in November, it was a quite display of fine art:

These first couple are by artists that I forgot to write their names down:


Here are the artists that I did write down and their paintings:

"Number 24"-Jackson Pollack
"Dollar Sign" - Andy Warhol
"Paramount Pictures"- Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat
Untitled- James Rosenquist
Enough of a tease. Here is why I went. This is one of the rarest works of art in private hands, a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci, -“Salvator Mundi,” depicting Christ in a serene pose as “savior of the world,” was painted around 1500 and lost for centuries. It was commissioned by King Louis XII of France and painted between 1506 and 1513, it passed through several noble British collections until it disappeared after a sale in 1763. It in 1900, then was lost again until 1958 when it sold for just 45 British pounds. In 2005, it was purchased from a Louisiana estate sale for $10,000 by a consortium of art dealers and investors who spent six years having the work cleaned and studied. It is expected to go for over $100 million when auctioned off next month:

"Salvator Mundi"-Leonardo da Vinci
 It was amazing to see these works of art.


  1. Wow. That was an amazing investment. It would have been awesome to see such an old and beautiful painting. It will be interesting to see what it brings and who buys it. You will have to keep us updated on the sale.
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  2. Patrick,

    Ah...the modern art collections can't hold a candle to this amazing Leonardo de Vinci portrait of Christ. That would be totally awesome to see. Thanks for sharing! Geez, I wonder if the said buyer wouldn't consider throwing $1M this way. Surely, that small of an amount wouldn't be missed if said buyer is willing to dish out $100M, right? :) Have a fototastic week!

  3. I totally agree with Cathy. I'm so proud of my... well, at least half of my heritage. My mom was full blooded Italian (Sicilian). Woo Hoo That picture of "Salvator Mundi"-Leonardo da Vinci "Christ" is my favorite it's beyond beautiful - thanks for sharing my friend! All are very interesting... and just phenomenal!!!

  4. I love the dollar sign one and the one with the blue shapes
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes :)

  5. I find it hard to photograph art - Yours are wonderful


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