Salvator Mundi Painting Goes Digital: Leonardo’s Masterpiece to Become NFT

The iconic $450.3M Salvator Mundi painting takes a digital leap as an NFT. Learn about this groundbreaking transformation and its impact on the art world.

Salvator Mundi's Digital Debut: Leonardo da Vinci's acclaimed artwork, which sold for a staggering $450.3 million, is set to become an NFT.
Collaboration in Motion: ElmonX joins hands with Bridgeman Images, a leading image licensing company, to bring this masterpiece to the NFT space.
Not Their First Rodeo: ElmonX and Bridgeman have previously minted renowned artworks, including the Mona Lisa and Starry Night, as NFTs.

Salvator Mundi: From Auction Record Breaker to NFT

The dazzling Salvator Mundi, dated somewhere between 1499 and 1510, not only holds the title for the world’s priciest painting but is also dipping its toes into the modern world of NFTs. For those who’ve been living under a rock, this masterpiece features a serene Christ with a mesmerizing crystal orb in hand. Back in 2017, it made quite a splash, shattering auction ceilings by fetching a whopping $450.3 million at Christie’s New York. Oh, and did we mention? There’s been some debate over its attribution to da Vinci. But that’s a story for another day!

The Digital Craftsmen Behind the Screen

Enter ElmonX, a powerhouse digital asset platform. They’re teaming up with the renowned image licensing guru, Bridgeman Images, to craft this digital wonder. Excited for the big reveal? Circle August 12 on your calendar because that’s when the sale details drop.

In a statement echoing the excitement, Bridgeman Images shared, “Teaming up with the wizards at ElmonX, who’re shaping the NFT art world, gives us an exclusive chance to produce top-notch NFTs inspired by our expansive collection.” It’s not their first rodeo together. Remember the NFT renditions of the ever-smiling Mona Lisa, Van Gogh’s mesmerizing Starry Night, Rodin’s pensive The Thinker, or Monet’s dreamy Nymphéas? Yep, that was them.

The iconic $450.3M Salvator Mundi painting takes a digital leap as an NFT. Learn about this groundbreaking transformation and its impact on the art world.


A Peek into Past Collaborations

Dive into ElmonX’s portfolio, and you’ll find gems like the Mona Lisa NFT, of which 330 editions were up for grabs at a cool £150 ($191). Feeling a tad more extravagant? They offered a limited 10 editions bundling an NFT with a print of da Vinci’s lady for £900 ($1,144). Fun tidbit: one of those sold again on the OpenSea NFT market for a juicy 3.7 ETH ($6,764) just the other week!

The NFT Marketplace: Smooth Sailing or Stormy Waters?

While this collaboration seems promising, the NFT market has seen its share of drama. A recent dip in sales has led to a rising tide of tensions between traders and creators. But hey, isn’t that what makes any market thrilling?

Marilyn Walters

Marilyn Walters is a seasoned news journalist with over two years of experience in the field. Known for her investigative reporting and insightful analysis, Marilyn has covered significant global events with an objective lens. Her relentless pursuit of truth and dedication to journalistic integrity have established her as a respected voice in today's dynamic news landscape.

Read Full Biography
Back to previous

You May Also Like

Seoul museum exhibition
Art News

Seoul’s Vibrant Art Scene: Must-Visit Exhibitions Beyond Frieze Seoul 2023

Discover the thriving art landscape of Seoul beyond the much-anticipated Frieze Seoul 2023. Explore the top art exhibitions you shouldn’t…

Art News

Blenheim’s £5M Gold Toilet Heist: 7 Suspects Await Legal Outcome

A £5M gold toilet was stolen from Blenheim Palace in 2019. Police are hopeful to charge seven suspects as the…

Art News

Climate Activists Target Art at National Gallery of Canada in Wildfire Protest

Climate activists from On2Ottawa target Tom Thomson’s painting at the National Gallery in Ottawa to spotlight Canada’s worsening wildfire crisis….

  • mail
  • facebook
  • twitter

related articles

Art News

UNESCO Protects Endangered Historical Sites in Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Art News

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Conquers Box Office and Hearts of Fans

Art News

Lebanese Collector Charged in Multi-Million Dollar Art and Diamond Scheme Used to Fund Hezbollah

Articles About Art News

Calls for British Museum to Return Chinese Artefacts Gain Traction

September 7, 2023

Toronto Art Festival Makes a Grand Return for Its 45th Year

September 7, 2023

Grand Opening: New Local Art Gallery in St. John’s by Historic Sites NL

September 6, 2023

Studio Varey Architects Revamps Victorian Notting Hill Home with a Modern Twist

September 2, 2023

Martha Stewart Champions Behr Paint’s Dark Horse: Cracked Pepper as 2024 Color of the Year

August 31, 2023