News Recap: November 17, 2017

A weekly update of art world news.

"Salvator Mundi," the last privately owned Leonardo da Vinci painting. Courtesy Christie’s New York

"Salvator Mundi," the last privately owned Leonardo da Vinci painting. Courtesy Christie’s New York

Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” Sets New Auction Record
Wednesday night, at a widely-publicized Christie’s Auction, “Salvator Mundi” by Leonardo da Vinci sold for $450 million. The last known painting of da Vinci’s sold in 19 minutes after climbing through the $200 and $300 million marks without much hesitation. “Salvator Mundi” now holds the record for an auctioned painting and the most ever paid for a work of art.  
Read the full story (Art News)

Photographs Stolen and Returned to MoMA PS1
On October 30, MoMA PS1 discovered that two photographs by Carolee Schneeman were missing from the museum. The photographs were then returned to the museum anonymously through the mail. Police have been searching for the suspect, caught on tape at a shipping store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. “Carolee Schneeman: Kinetic Painting” has been restored and the photographs, valued at $105,000, were unharmed.
Read the full story (The New York Times)

Lyle Ashton Harris Represented by Salon 94
Lyle Ashton Harris, a photographer known for his groundbreaking work on identity politics, is the latest artist to join the Salon 94 roster. Harris’s work is the subject of a new Aperture monograph, Lyle Ashton Harris: Today I Shall Judge Nothing That Occurswill, and will be presented in a Salon 94 solo exhibition in fall 2018.
Read the full story (Art News)