Collector to Spend $100 Million on Painting of Christ, $0 on Charity

businessLONDON – Art collector and billionaire James P. Shippet is pulling out his wallet as fast as he can. What could possibly be so dire? Could it be a sad video about dogs in India? Fires in California? Disaster in Puerto Rico? No, it’s Salvator Mundi, a painting by Leonardo da Vinci which is set to go to auction at Christie’s this November. “I have always been passionate about Jesus and his teachings, so I surround myself with the best images of him,” he said in an interview with ArtChortle press. “I think it’s the best ways to show how Christlike I am.” -CQ

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