Alex Rotter, the auction house's co-chairman of post-war and contemporary art in the Americas, represented the anonymous buyer of the Da Vinci and placed the winning bid after a spellbinding 19-minute contest that saw offers at US$200 million, US$300 million and US$350 million fall short.
Christie's representatives attempted to identify Prince Bader and his source of finances before the sale, after he gave a $100 million deposit to qualify for the auction, The Times said.
The New York Times reports according to documents it reviewed the mystery buyer was a little-known Saudi prince.
The newspaper said that the work will be lent or resold to museums, largely in the Middle East and Asia. The previous record was Pablo Picasso's Les Femmes d'Alger, which sold for $179 million.
The newly-opened museum made the announcement on Twitter, without specifying whether it had bought the painting at auction this month.
Ravens S Eric Weddle named AFC Defensive Player of the Week
This week's game with the Baltimore Ravens is the ideal storm of everything that could go wrong for the Pittsburgh Steelers . The Pittsburgh Steelers look to build on their seven-game winning streak to keep chasing the top seed in the AFC .
The island will also feature the Zayed National Museum, which had signed a loan deal with the British Museum - although the arrangement has come increasingly into question due to construction delays.
It was the highest auction price for any work of art.
The first works on loan from the Louvre in Paris include another painting by Da Vinci: La Belle Ferronniere, one of his portraits of women.
It's one of fewer than 20 paintings by the Renaissance master known to exist and the only one in private hands.
The painting was sold again in 1958 for only 45 pounds ($60) and then was acquired in 2005, badly damaged and partly painted over, by a consortium of art dealers who paid less than $10,000.
Its latest sale was initiated by Russian tycoon Dmitry Rybolovlev, the boss of football club AS Monaco.
Auckland City have been fixtures at the Club World Cup for the best part of a decade, and have enjoyed some wonderful moments. Al Jazira have replicated the opening day success of 2016 debutant Kashima Antlers' over Auckland City in Japan.
ASUS NovaGo will first be sold in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, mainland China, and Taiwan. In terms of connectivity, the Envy x2 has a SIM slot for LTE and USB Type-C ports, making it future proof.
David was unbelievable , and we were clinical in the first half, with two chances in the first 15 minutes and two goals. West Ham , who have won only twice all season, sit 19th - three points behind West Bromwich Albion in 17th.
UBS Oconnor LLC boosted its position in Air Products & Chemicals by 89.7% during the first quarter. (NYSE:APD) for 9,548 shares. It improved, as 43 investors sold XYL shares while 150 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes.
Presently, Crestwood Equity Partners LP has an FCF score of 0.078811. 16,878 are held by First National Communications. Typically, the higher the current ratio the better, as the company may be more capable of paying back its obligations.
Hospital spendingHospital spending increased 4.7%, reaching $1.1 trillion, and represented 32% of overall healthcare spending. Slower growth was due to a leveling in the number of people gaining health coverage past year , according to the researchers.
Currently, 142.46 million total shares are owned by the public and among those 141.25 million shares have been available to trade. Baldwin Investment Management Llc decreased Tractor Supply Company ( TSCO ) stake by 28.02% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing.
Mariners acquire $1 million in global slot money from the Twins
In his first pro season, he hit.236 (30 for 127) with eight doubles, four homers and 26 RBI in 36 games for Short-season Everett. The Twins were among the teams with the most available signing bonus money, which is why they were able to make these deals.
B-1B bomber joins US-South Korea drills as tensions escalate
Defectors tell of deformed babies, deaths and lingering disease for those living near North Korea's nuclear testing zones. Meanwhile, the U.S. has flown a supersonic B1 bomber over South Korea in a show of force against Pyongyang, AP reports.
Lululemon forecasts upbeat holiday quarter, shares rise
Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc decreased Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) stake by 3,260 shares to 10,574 valued at $1.40M in 2017Q2. This means that, we can presume Lululemon Athletica will grow its earnings by 11.21% every year for the next few years.
CSKA Moscow and Qarabag out of UEFA Champions League
Just a reminder that you cannot play opponents from the same country in the last 16 or teams you have played in the group stages. Manchester United came from a goal behind to beat CSKA Moscow and secure top spot in Group A in the Champions League.
Turkey condemns USA move on Jerusalem as "irresponsible"
Consulate General in Jerusalem tweeted on Tuesday that U.S. citizens should avoid areas where crowds have gathered to demonstrate. The position of the majority of the worldwide community has been largely unchanged for decades.
Florida State introduces Willie Taggart as new head coach
But under Taggart's guidance, the Hilltoppers went 2-10 in their new coach's first season, then 7-5 in both 2011 and 2012. Asked how hard it was to leave OR after such a brief time, Taggart said he apologized to athletic director Rob Mullens.
Russian Federation banned from Olympics
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