The most expensive digital work of art sold at auction today was the collage “Daily: the first 5000 days” by Mike Winkelmann, better known as digital artist Bill. On March 11, 2020, the collage was sold for 69.3 million dollars.
Although the work is freely available on the Internet, Vinesh Sundaresan, who paid for it, known in the cryptocurrency community as MetaKovan, is the confirmed owner of the original.
The most expensive structure
According to the Guinness Book of Records, the most expensive construction was the Itaipu dam and hydroelectric power station on the Paraná River between Brazil and Paraguay. It was built from 1984 to 2007 and spent a total of $72 billion.
40 thousand workers took part in the construction. It involved changing the riverbed, as a result of which more than 50 million tons of earth and rocks were moved. Four stone crushing centers and six concrete plants were built on the site, as well as two monorails, seven suspended cable cars and 13 tower cranes. A total of 12.3 million cubic meters of concrete were used.
The most expensive house
The most expensive house is the 27-storey personal skyscraper “Antillia” in Mumbai. It belongs to the billionaire and the richest man in India, Mukesh Ambani.
The construction of the skyscraper was completed in 2010. It cost the owner about $2 billion. In addition to the residential area, there is a wellness spa, a 50-seat cinema, a temple, an ice cream room, a ballroom, a yoga studio, three helipads, several swimming pools, nine elevators and 168 parking spaces.
The most expensive car
The most expensive car in the world is a racing Ferrari 250 GTO (4153 GT) produced in 1963. It was sold to Ferrari fan David McNeil from the USA in 2018 for $70 million.
The 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO is one of the rarest cars in the world. A total of 36 copies of it were built. This particular model won the 1964 Tour de France car race with Lucien Bianchi and Georges Berger at the wheel.
The most expensive painting
“The Savior of the World” by Leonardo da Vinci was sold on November 15, 2017 at Christie’s auction in New York for 450.3 million dollars. The painting was bought by Prince Badr bin Abdullah allegedly on behalf of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman.
Some experts believe that “The Savior of the World” was written for the French royal family, although doubts still remain about the origin of the painting. Some scientists attribute this work to one of da Vinci’s students.
The most expensive decoration
The flawless pink diamond “Pink Star” weighing 59.6 carats was sold at Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong on April 4, 2017 for 71.2 million dollars. It was acquired by the Hong Kong conglomerate Chow Tai Fook Enterprises, which immediately renamed the diamond in memory of the late Dr. Cheng Yu-tong, the father of the current chairman and founder of Chow Tai Fook.
Witness the historic moment when the hammer fell on the 59.60 carat CTF Pink Star diamond as it sold for US$71.2m https://t.co/B8iVD746Pw pic.twitter.com/HHAsF6WJJl
— Sotheby’s (@Sothebys) April 7, 2017
The stone was mined in 1999 in Africa, in its raw state it weighed 132.5 carats. It took two years to cut and polish the diamond.
The most expensive watches
The most expensive watches ever sold at auction were the unique Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref 6300A made of stainless steel. In Geneva, 33.6 million dollars were raised for them in 2019. 99% of the proceeds from this auction went to fund research on muscular dystrophy.
The Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime ref. 6300A-010 became the most expensive watch in the world when it sold for $31 million CHF two years ago at Only Watch in Geneva. #OnlyWatch2021 #PatekPhilippe pic.twitter.com/mHayj1VMxd
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