Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi' Will be on Display at the Minnesota Street Project Today Before it Heads to NYC
Leonardo da Vinci was so not masc4masc.
Bay Area Renaissance art lovers rejoice! The painting by the name of “Salvator Mundi” by Leonardo da Vinci will be coming to San Francisco from October 18-20 before heading to New York to be auctioned off by Christie’s. The painting will be on display at the Minnesota Street Project in the Dogpatch. Although the work is being sold in New York, Christie’s wanted it to be shown in San Francisco in order to attract interest among a wider audience of rare object collectors as well as fine art collectors.
The painting depicts Christ holding what appears to be the Earth, which symbolizes him being the “savior of the world”. Because this painting has been confirmed by many art historians as being a work by da Vinci himself (which is rare, because there are not many known da Vinci paintings in existence), it is being valued “in the region of $100 million.” In addition to its rarity, the painting also has an incredibly complex and interesting history. The painting was made in the early 1500s, circulated among nobility and then disappeared in the late 18th century. It then resurfaced in the 1900s, disappeared again, and then reappeared in 2005. The painting has not been exhibited in the United States since it reappeared over a decade ago.
This represents a unique experience for Bay Area residents to see an incredibly rare piece of art from one of the greatest artists of all time. Furthermore, museums in the Bay Area rarely get the opportunity to exhibit da Vinci’s pieces since they are so few and far between.
// Stop by today before 6pm at 1275 Minnesota St. (Dogpatch) to catch a glimpse before it takes off to the East Coast.