World’s Most Expensive Painting, Salvator Mundi ($450M) Goes Digital as an NFT
- The iconic painting Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci is set to be transformed into an NFT, marking a historic moment in the art world.
- The masterpiece, sold for a staggering $450.3 million at Christie’s New York in 2017, is recognized as one of the most expensive paintings ever auctioned.
- The transition to the digital realm is a result of a collaboration between digital asset platform ElmonX and esteemed image licensing company Bridgeman Images.
- Bridgeman Images, a global authority in licensing fine art and historical media, expresses excitement about collaborating with ElmonX, leaders in NFT art creation.
- Bridgeman Images and ElmonX have previously minted NFTs of renowned artworks, such as the Mona Lisa, Starry Night, and The Thinker, achieving significant success in the digital art market.
The art world is once again making history as the iconic painting Salvator Mundi is set to become an NFT (Non-Fungible Token).
This masterpiece, attributed to the legendary Leonardo da Vinci, gained immense notoriety when it shattered auction records, fetching a staggering $450.3 million at Christie’s New York in 2017.
Now, the portrait depicting Christ holding a crystal orb is about to enter the digital realm through a collaboration between the digital asset platform ElmonX and the esteemed image licensing company Bridgeman Images.
Bridgeman Images, recognized as a global authority in licensing fine art and historical media, expressed their excitement about this unique collaboration.
In a statement, they proclaimed, “[As] the world’s leading specialists in licensing fine art, cultural, and historical media for reproduction, [we] are delighted to collaborate with ElmonX, experts at the forefront of NFT art creation.”
This partnership not only capitalizes on Bridgeman Images’ vast collection but also offers an exclusive opportunity to create high-quality NFTs.
The collaboration between Bridgeman Images and ElmonX is not entirely unprecedented.
They have previously united forces to mint NFTs of renowned artworks, including masterpieces like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (1503), Van Gogh’s Starry Night (1889), Rodin’s The Thinker (1904), and Monet’s Nymphéas (1907).
These NFTs, backed by Bridgeman Images’ expertise and ElmonX’s technological prowess, have already made waves in the digital art market.
Interestingly, the Mona Lisa NFT witnessed tremendous success.
The ElmonX website reports that 330 editions of the Mona Lisa NFT were sold at £150 ($191) each.
Moreover, a bundled NFT and print version of the Mona Lisa garnered substantial interest, with 10 editions being sold for £900 ($1,144).
Remarkably, one of these editions was recently resold on the NFT marketplace OpenSea for 3.7 ETH ($6,764).
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