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Leonardo da Vinci

The Salvator Mundi may have changed the market for ever—but we have been through this before

Martin Gammon on the historical precedents of the $450m sale

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Art exports

UK government still seeking Surrealist connoisseur mad about Dalí’s Mae West Lips sofa

Export bar placed on plush piece with asking price of more than £480,000

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Art market

Christie’s private jet tour prepares for take off

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Art market

Former Met director sparks Instagram spat over $450m Leonardo da Vinci

Thomas Campbell posted an image of the Salvator Mundi before conservation, triggering a row with its former co-owner Robert Simon and Christie’s Loic Gouzer

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Art market

Last painting by British Pop art co-founder Pauline Boty to be auctioned

BUM was created just before Boty died of cancer aged 28 in 1966

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Podcast

Podcast episode nine: $450m! The Leonardo breaks all records

How the art sale of the century happened, with Judd Tully, our man in the salesroom. Plus, a new museum in Indonesia

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Art market

Analysis: Christie's postwar and contemporary auction nets $785.9m, with a big assist from an Old Master

Despite buy-ins, the sale saw several strong prices and records below the dizzy height of $450.3m for Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi

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Art market

Leonardo's Salvator Mundi sells for $450m at Christie's New York

Price makes it the most expensive painting of all time

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo marketed as a rock star ahead of Salvator Mundi sale

Painting is being presented by Christie’s as the “Holy Grail of Old Master paintings”

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Art market

Christie's releases condition report on Leonardo's Salvator Mundi

Pre-auction assessment offers more evidence that painting is original Leonardo but also reveals problems posed by painting’s wooden panel

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Art market

From £45 to $100m: Leonardo heads to New York

Salvator Mundi will break Old Master auction record as seller dispute rumbles on

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Art market

Christie’s $479.3m Impressionist and Modern sale hits highest total since 2007

Pent-up demand for top material kicks off New York's key auction week, with a $81.3m Van Gogh and records for Léger, Magritte, Man Ray and Vuillard

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Art market

Optimism abounds heading into November auctions in New York

Discretionary sellers gain confidence in the market and Christie's leads its contemporary sale with Da Vinci—but recent overreaches sound a cautionary note

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In the frame

Leonardo frenzy in London as crowds throng to see Salvator Mundi

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Art market

Record breaking Chinese brush washer points to demand for Song ceramics in Hong Kong

At HK$294.3m, the Ru ware piece set a record for a Chinese ceramic at Sotheby's during Hong Kong's busy autumn auction and fair series

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Christie’s ends London contemporary auctions on a high note—despite Bacon flop

Market’s appetite shows no signs of flagging for fresh works that are correctly priced

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Art market

Sotheby’s to hold first sale in Dubai

Christie’s moves October auction to London as rival plans first sale in the UAE