I'm looking for the most expensive painting in the world. Who was it painted by and when?
According to Guinness World Records, the most valuable painting is the Mona Lisa.
Painted by Leonardo Di Vinci begining around 1505-06, it is housed by the Louvre Museum in Paris, Frace. The painting was assessed for insurance purposes at $100 million for its move to Washington D.C. and New York for exhibition in the winter of 1962-63. However, insurance was not purchased because the cost of the closest security precautions was less than that of the premiums. Accounting for inflation, the painting would be assessed at more than $670 million today.
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