Nick Smith x Da Vinci, Salvator Mundi
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Nick Smith (b. 1984)
Salvator Mundi, 2017
From the edition of 45, signed and numbered in pencil
Giclée print in colors with screen-printed varnish over color blocks
Published by the artist, with his blindstamp lower left margin
33 x 24 5/16 in (83.8 x 61.8 cm)
Custom framed in a 2.5" wide Gianni hand-crafted cocoa and gold finish frame distressed to achieve a luxuriously warm finish. Protected with museum anti-reflection uv-filtering glass.
Nick Smith x Da Vinci, Salvator Mundi - Christies Auction
November 23, 2017
On the evening of Wednesday 15th November 2017, Christies New York auction house opened bids for the last remaining Leonardo Da Vinci painting available in private hands, Salvator Mundi. After 20 minutes of bidding it achieved an eye watering auction price of $400,000,000. When combined with auction fees the buyer had to stump up another $50,312,500 bringing the total sale price to a world record breaking $450,312,500.
In an attempt to quantify this immense sum of money Smith reinterprets Da Vinci's painting at the exact same dimensions in his signature style, resulting in 509 individual color chips each having a proportional value of $889,945 and 65 cents.