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Salvator Mundi 2

Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, “Saviour of the World,” sold for $450,312,500 Wednesday at auction, Christie’s said. The price, which includes a buyer’s premium, makes it “the most expensive painting ever sold at auction,” the auction house said in a statement. The previous record for the most expensive painting sold at auction was $179,364,992 for Picasso’s “Les Femmes d’Alger” (“Women of Algiers”), according to Christie’s.

Yayoi Kusama Yellow Dots Fashion 

Guided by her unique vision and unparalleled creativity, critically acclaimed artist Yayoi Kusama has been breaking new ground for more than six decades. In 1993, she became the first woman to represent Japan at the Venice Biennale and Time magazine named her one of the world’s most influential people.

Warren_Sexual_Explosion

Awesome beauty aside, "Sexual Explosion" has finally secured its place in Modern Contemporary Art History along with the other world-famous nudes of Picasso, Dali and Modigliani. Jim Warren's "Sexual Explosion" phenomena has influenced a whole new generation of surreal artists portraying the nude image. Because of "Sexual Explosion's" daring visuals and sensuous seduction and its liberating mystical imagery, the Warren masterpiece has achieved international respect and praise at last. 

 Guggenheim Side Shot

Twenty years ago, Bilbao was scarred by acts of terrorism and failing industry. The city decided to gamble on Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum. Not only did it help to save Bilbao, it also showed the world the transformative effect of art.

 Avocado pits carved into magical forest creatures by Jan Campbell13.1 600x600

Jan Campbell was preparing an avocado for lunch one day when she was struck by the beauty of the pit inside, an object most people throw away without a second thought. After weeks of pondering its potential, a deeply pigmented surface scratch inspired her to carve away its layers until a beautiful piece of art appeared. Ever since that day, the Irish artisan has been turning avocado pits (or ‘stones,’ as she calls them) into tiny, intricately detailed figurines inspired by Celtic folklore.