What is the most expensive painting ever sold?

Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold (*and Auctioned) 1. Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi, circa 1490–1500 Sold for: $450.3 million USD at Christie’s (November 15, 2017)   Most Expensive Paintings Auctioned Ever Name Artist Sold By/Date Price Salvator Mundi Leonardo da Vinci Dmitry Rybolovlev, November 2017 450.3 million Interchange Willem de Kooning David Geffen Foundation, September…

Where is the Last Supper located?

Of the many versions by many painters, by far the most popular and most recognized is Leonardo Da Vinci’s version of “La Ultima Cena” (The Last Supper), located in Milan. Painted between 1495 and 1498 in the Convento di Sana Maria delle Grazie’s refectory, the fresco underwent over 20 years of restoration work until its…

Why is the Mona Lisa so important?

The Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings in the world: besides being priceless, it has its own bullet-proof glass and climate-controlled room in the Louvre Museum that cost more than $7 million to build. This oil painting was created by the world-famous Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci somewhere around 1503 to 1506, although some…