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After Leonardo sale, art world wonders: Is the sky the limit?

Auction analysts seem to agree an artwork can achieve an unprecedented price only if it is an unprecedented piece of work

Folllowing the staggering sale of Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi at an amazing hammer price of US$450.3 million, the art world is trying to figure out who bought the painting and is busy dissecting the bidding war.

AFTER the hammer went down on the staggering Leonardo da Vinci sale on Wednesday night - US$450.3 million for a painting of disputed quality - it was difficult for the auctioneer and potential bidders to turn their attention to the other lots.

"The air sucked out of the room after that,"...

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