Leonardo da Vinci painting sells for all-time art record of $450 million
(15 Nov 2017) How fitting that the most expensive piece of art ever created was painted by the master, Leonard da Vinci. And how wonderfully fitting that the painting, "Savior of the World," is of Jesus Christ. Christie's auction house didn't immediately identify the purchaser, but they did confirm the $450,312,500 winning bid. There are fewer than 20 paintings by da Vinci known to exist.