In 2017, Christie’s announced that the last privately owned Leonardo da Vinci painting was to be auctioned. It needed to make the sale of the Salvator Mundi a sensation, and the first step was a name that implied urgency: the Last da Vinci. Then, rather than market the sale privately, the auction house spoke publicly about what the work meant to the public. Hidden cameras below the work captured real-life reactions, which were shared on social media. A record $450.3 million sale ensued.
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