Leonardo da Vinci artwork makes auction history at Christie's

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A rare rediscovered painting by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci has become the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction.
Leonardo's masterwork, "Salvator Mundi," a depiction of Christ as "Saviour of the World", went for four times its estimated value.

The artwork has gone under the hammer for a record-breaking $450.3m.
It's a far cry from 1958 when it fetched a mere 60 dollars. At the time, it was thought to be painted by a student of da Vinci, rather than the master himself.

But is this a sign of renewed respect for the old masters, or the result of some savvy marketing?

Al Jazeera's Fintan Monaghan reports.

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