Christie’s had planned to sell the map this week, for possibly $1.2 million, but withdrew it from an auction when questions arose about its authenticity.
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Such paintings have been out of fashion for collectors for some time. How much will the dizzying price fetched by a Leonardo in New York change that?
The prince bought the “Salvator Mundi,” a portrait of Christ, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times.
François Curiel, the house’s chairman for Europe and Asia, talks about the business’s evolution, the Asian market and da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi.”
Prices have topped $1 million, but national museums and major auction houses have promoted works later said to be fraudulent.
More than 40 years of history at the London salesroom closed with the sale of a walnut table used for auction house board meetings.
“If Wall Street hadn’t taken a dive, there would have been fireworks,” a New York dealer said after a Christie’s auction. “It did change the mood among American bidders.”
A bellwether series of big-ticket auctions is expected to test the resilience of the art market in the Trump economy.
Ms. Taylor’s trust has filed suit in New York Supreme Court against Christie’s over a diamond pendant the auction house sold in 2011.
Issues of trust loom over art buyers and sellers, delaying the e-commerce future that has overtaken the rest of the retail industry.