The Latest: Leonardo Christ painting sells for record $450M - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

The Latest: Leonardo Christ painting sells for record $450M

Posted: Updated:
The last Leonardo da Vinci painting in private hands is going to auction at Christie's in New York for an estimated $100 million. Da Vinci’s depiction of Jesus, titled "Salvator Mundi," will be auctioned on Nov. 15. The last Leonardo da Vinci painting in private hands is going to auction at Christie's in New York for an estimated $100 million. Da Vinci’s depiction of Jesus, titled "Salvator Mundi," will be auctioned on Nov. 15.
NEW YORK, NY -

 (AP) - The Latest on the auction of a painting of Christ by Leonardo da Vinci (all times local):
  
7:50 p.m.
  
A rare painting by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci of Christ holding a crystal orb has sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at a New York auction.
  
The painting, "Salvator Mundi," Italian for "Savior of the World," was sold Wednesday by Christie's auction house.
  
The highest price paid for a work of art at auction had been $179.4 million (152 million euros), for Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)" in May 2015, also at Christie's in New York.
  
The highest known sale price for any artwork had been $300 million (253 million euros) for Willem de Kooning's "Interchange" in September 2015, which was sold privately.
  
Scholars believe the Leonardo painting is one of few works by Leonardo to survive the centuries since his death and the only one in private hands.
  
___
  
12:15 a.m.
  
A painting thought by scholars to be one of only a few by Leonardo da Vinci to have survived the half-millennia since the artist's death is set to be auctioned Wednesday in New York
  
The 500-year-old oil painting depicting Christ holding a crystal orb is called "Salvator Mundi" or "Savior of the World."
  
It has been guaranteed by a backer to sell for at least $100 million (85 million euros).
  
Christie's is the auction house conducting the sale. It says it is the only painting by the Renaissance master in private hands.
  
Christie's has exhibited the painting in Hong Kong, San Francisco, London and New York in the weeks prior to Wednesday's sale.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

11/15/2017 4:54:07 PM (GMT -8:00)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Death toll rises to 13 after duck boat capsizes

    Death toll rises to 13 after duck boat capsizes

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:08 AM EDT2018-07-20 13:08:47 GMT

    BRANSON - Authorities say divers have found two more bodies after a duck boat carrying tourists capsized in southwest Missouri, bringing the death toll to 13.Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Pace says four others remain missing Friday after the accident on Table Rock Lake in Branson Thursday evening. He says 14 others survived, but that seven were injured.  

    >>

    BRANSON - Authorities say divers have found two more bodies after a duck boat carrying tourists capsized in southwest Missouri, bringing the death toll to 13.Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Pace says four others remain missing Friday after the accident on Table Rock Lake in Branson Thursday evening. He says 14 others survived, but that seven were injured.  

    >>
  • Hayden man arrested for hate crime following fight with youth pastor

    Hayden man arrested for hate crime following fight with youth pastor

    Friday, July 20 2018 2:36 AM EDT2018-07-20 06:36:38 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - On July 12, officers responded to a large fight at a Coeur d'Alene McDonald's. Court documents say a Hayden man was charged with battery and malicious harassment, which is considered a hate crime in Idaho, following an investigation by police.  When officers arrived on scene, the fight had broken up, but witnesses were interviewed at the scene.

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - On July 12, officers responded to a large fight at a Coeur d'Alene McDonald's. Court documents say a Hayden man was charged with battery and malicious harassment, which is considered a hate crime in Idaho, following an investigation by police.  When officers arrived on scene, the fight had broken up, but witnesses were interviewed at the scene.

    >>
  • Boylston fire grows to 58,000 acres; Eastbound I-90 closed

    Boylston fire grows to 58,000 acres; Eastbound I-90 closed

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-07-20 16:09:39 GMT

    KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - Washington DNR reports the Boylston Fire grew to 58,000 acres overnight. "Substantial resources" were ordered over night and right now at least 150 firefighting personnel on scene. Air assets will also be assisting ground crews Friday. 

    >>

    KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - Washington DNR reports the Boylston Fire grew to 58,000 acres overnight. "Substantial resources" were ordered over night and right now at least 150 firefighting personnel on scene. Air assets will also be assisting ground crews Friday. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Boylston fire grows to 58,000 acres; Eastbound I-90 closed

    Boylston fire grows to 58,000 acres; Eastbound I-90 closed

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-07-20 16:09:39 GMT

    KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - Washington DNR reports the Boylston Fire grew to 58,000 acres overnight. "Substantial resources" were ordered over night and right now at least 150 firefighting personnel on scene. Air assets will also be assisting ground crews Friday. 

    >>

    KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - Washington DNR reports the Boylston Fire grew to 58,000 acres overnight. "Substantial resources" were ordered over night and right now at least 150 firefighting personnel on scene. Air assets will also be assisting ground crews Friday. 

    >>
  • Police: Memphis man steals date's car, goes on another date

    Police: Memphis man steals date's car, goes on another date

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:54 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:54:54 GMT

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Police in Memphis say a man stole his date's car and drove it to a date with another woman. Police say a woman reported her car stolen after Kelton Griffin went to her house to take her on a date. WMC-TV reports that Griffin stopped at a gas station and asked the woman to get him some cigars. A police report says while she was gone, he drove off in her Volvo. 

    >>

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Police in Memphis say a man stole his date's car and drove it to a date with another woman. Police say a woman reported her car stolen after Kelton Griffin went to her house to take her on a date. WMC-TV reports that Griffin stopped at a gas station and asked the woman to get him some cigars. A police report says while she was gone, he drove off in her Volvo. 

    >>
  • Man who forced toddler to stab woman sentenced to prison

    Man who forced toddler to stab woman sentenced to prison

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:34 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:34:55 GMT

    BURLEY, Idaho - A south-central Idaho man who beat a woman and forced the woman's toddler son to help stab her with a knife on Thanksgiving has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.  The Times-News reports that David James Gifford received the sentence Wednesday in 5th District Court and must serve three years before becoming eligible for parole. 

    >>

    BURLEY, Idaho - A south-central Idaho man who beat a woman and forced the woman's toddler son to help stab her with a knife on Thanksgiving has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.  The Times-News reports that David James Gifford received the sentence Wednesday in 5th District Court and must serve three years before becoming eligible for parole. 

    >>