Botticelli To Be Sold At $40 Million Sotheby’s Auction

A long-overlooked painting by Italian renaissance master Sandro Botticelli, now being touted as a “semi-permanent masterpiece,” is poised to make the art market’s first headline-grabbing auction price in 2022. Botticelli’s temperature on the panel “Man of Sorrow” a half-length depiction of the resurrected Jesus raising his hand in blessing, the star party of a Sotheby’s …