See Some Of The World's Most Expensive Items Ever Sold At Auction (Photos)
Auctions have long been full of dram, from furious bidding wars to ridiculous prices, astronomical sums of money and the finality of the thud of the auctioneer’s hammer have captured the imagination of the public for decades.
Below are some of the world's most expensive stuffs ever sold/purchased at auction.
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, $450.3 million (₦191.6B)
Leonardo da Vinci's “Salvator Mundi” was bought for the astronomical sum of $450 million by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman in New York in 2017, smashing the world record for the most expensive art work ever sold.
Les Femmes d’Alger (Version O) by Pablo Picasso - $179.4 million (₦76.4B)
The Women of Algiers by Pablo Picasso was the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction for $179 million in New York in 2015.
Record was broken by Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi in 2017.