Finest Botticelli in private hands sells for a record US$92 million, nearly 800 per cent up on previous highest price for a painting by the Renaissance artist

//Finest Botticelli in private hands sells for a record US$92 million, nearly 800 per cent up on previous highest price for a painting by the Renaissance artist

Finest Botticelli in private hands sells for a record US$92 million, nearly 800 per cent up on previous highest price for a painting by the Renaissance artist

Auction house Sotheby’s sold an impeccably preserved painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli for US$92.2 million in New York, a 787 per cent increase from the artist’s previous, 2013 auction record of US$10.4 million.The painting, Young Man Holding a Roundel, was executed around 1480 and depicts an elegant young man lightly holding a roundel of a saint. For the past 40 years, it had been in the possession of the late real estate developer Sheldon Solow, who bought the work…

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