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The two works are coming from different types of collections and being sold to accomplish different goals but Christie's decision to pair Leonardo's Salvator Mundi with Andy Warhol's giant 60 Last Suppers offers an interesting window into the market. Separately, each work is a test of one sector of the art market. Together, they might actually attract a whole different sort of buyer.
Both works will be sold during Christie's November 15th Evening sale of Post-War and Contemporary art further echoing Christie's multi-year push to re-orient collectors away from categories but toward acquiring trophies. That broader theme may help achieve success here for two works that might have been much harder to bring to market on their own.
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