On May 18, 2022, a drawing by Michelangelo was sold at an auction held by Christie’s Auction House in Paris.
The auction is thus marked by the discovery and sale of the first nude drawing by the renowned artist, and also by its record-breaking sale price. Until now, the work by Michelangelo sold for the highest price was “The Risen One”, which was sold for 13.5 million euros less than the nude drawing.
This work was created at the end of the 15th century using fountain pen, and is now well preserved. Although Michelangelo owned numerous world-renowned artworks, there are also several drawings that are unknown to the world, since they are in the possession of private entities.