Daily Mail Reports on Regional Rivalry Causing Bidding Record for Da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’

March 29th, 2018

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi (circa 1500) final price $450,312,500, via Christie'sThe Daily Mail does a bit of digging on last year’s sale of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, noting that the high price was the result of a regional bidding war between two parties from the UAE and Qatar vying for the work. “They gave their proxies instructions, saying ‘you can go as high as you want, just make sure you get it,'” an unnamed source says. “It got to $450 million and the Emiratis gave up.”

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