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World’s most expensive painting set for NFT transformation


The Salvator Mundi, a painting often attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, is set to be transformed into an NFT. The painting, which depicts Christ holding a crystal orb, broke records when it sold for $450.3 million at Christie’s New York.


ElmonX, a platform specializing in digital assets, is working on this transformation in collaboration with Bridgeman Images, a globally recognized authority in art, culture, and historical media licensing. The specifics of the sale, which is scheduled to begin on August 12, have not been made public.



This won't be the first instance of ElmonX and Bridgeman Images collaborating on such a project. They have previously created NFTs for other famous artworks, such as da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Van Gogh's Starry Night, and Monet's Nymphéas 1907. Their method of creating NFTs allows for the creation of high-quality digital reproductions of these masterpieces.


The Salvator Mundi's own history is filled with controversy and intrigue, much like the market it's about to enter. There have been disputes over its attribution, its chain of ownership is convoluted, and its record-breaking sales have made headlines. Furthermore, the painting's current location remains unknown, adding another layer of mystery.