- Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for Record $450 Million - Text + Audio + Pictures - 16 November 2017
"The painting is called “Salvator Mundi,” Latin for “Savior of the World.” It is one of fewer than 20 paintings by the Renaissance painter known to exist. It sold at an auction held on Wednesday."
$179.3m in 100 seconds: Highlights as Picasso work breaks record - 12 May 2015
"Picasso's Women of Algiers has become the most expensive painting to sell at auction, going for $179.3m (£115m) at Christie's in New York..."
Christie's "is an art business and a fine arts auction house, currently the world's largest, with sales for the first half of 2012, some $3.5 billion, representing the highest total for a corresponding period in company and art market history.
Christie's has its main headquarters in London on King Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York."