A painting of Christ believed to be by the Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci has been sold for a record $450m (£341m).

Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) went under the hammer at Christie's auction house in New York on Monday (13 November). Bidding started at $100m, reaching $400m following a 20-minute telephone bidding war. The final price rose to $450.3m due to additional fees.

The sale comes after the painting was sold for £45 at auction in London in 1958. At that time the painting was believed to be by a contemporary of Leonardo who was inspired by his style, rather than the Renaissance painter himself.

The new owner of the artwork remains unknown, and is believed to be a private collector. Below are four other works of art that have been snapped up by private buyers.

Pablo Picasso - Les femmes dAlger (Version O)

 Pablo Picassos Les femmes dAlger (Version O)
Employees of Christie's auction house hold up Spanish painter Pablo Picassos Les femmes dAlger (Version O) during a press preview in London on April 10, 2015. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Selling for $179.3m in 2015, this piece was the most expensive ever sold at auction at the time. Picasso was inspired by Delacroix's Les Femmes D'Alger. Version O was the 15th, and last, piece in this series of works.

Interchange by Willem de Kooning

Paintings by Dutch American artist Willem de Kooning
Paintings by Dutch American artist Willem de Kooning entitled 'Woman' (L), 'Woman II' (C) and 'Woman as Landscape' (R). Carl Court/Getty Images

Hedge-fund owner Kenneth C Griffin bought Intercharge for around $300m in 2016. The 1955 expressionist piece by the Dutch-American artist is similar to those shown above.

Untitled by Jean-Michel Basquiat


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A painting of a skull by the late American expressionist painter Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for $110.5m in New York in May. Basquiat created 'Untitled' in 1982, using oil stick, acrylic and spray paint. Japanese businessman Yusaku Maezawa bought the artwork, and shared a photo of it in his home on Instagram. It has since started a world tour.

No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red) - Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko paintings
Paintings at the Mark Rothko Center in Daugavpils, Latvia, similar to that bought by a Russian businessman in 2014. ILMARS ZNOTINS/AFP/Getty Images

Russian businessman Dmitry Rybolovlev bought the 1951 abstract expressionist piece by the Russian-American Mark Rothko in 2014 for $186m. It has since been embroiled in a legal dispute, as Rybolovlev alleged he was misled about the price of the work.