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A Leonardo painting bought for $10,000 at an estate sale ...

On 11/16/17 at 4:47 AM

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Updated | A Leonardo da Vinci painting originally found languishing in an American estate sale has sold in New York for almost half a billion dollars--the greatest sum of money ever paid for a work of art at auction.

The portrait of Christ holding a crystal orb with one hand and making a sign of benediction with the other, titled Salvator Mundi, went to an anonymous telephone buyer for the sum of $450.3 million at Christie's auction house's New York City branch.

It smashed pre-existing records and Christie's pre-sale estimate of $100 million.

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Date: 2017-12-20 16:15:24

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U.S. Seizes Picasso and Gifts to Leonardo DiCaprio in ...

By Reuters

On 6/16/17 at 3:31 AM

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been returning gifts given to him by Malaysian financiers accused of money laundering and misappropriating millions. Christophe Archambault/Reuters

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U.S. money laundering Leonardo DiCaprio corruption

The Justice Department took legal action on Thursday to recover about $540 million in assets that authorities say were stolen by...

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Date: 2017-12-20 16:15:18

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