"We cannot erase history -- but hopefully the money from this sale will go to do good in the future," a department head from Christie's said.
His iconic "Black Strat" went for more than 26 times its asking price.
The famous physicist made it pretty clear in his “God Letter” that he wasn’t a fan of organized religion.
The artwork has been hotly debated for years, but its sale signals one thing absolutely: a "very unequal, even obscene distribution of wealth in the world."
"Salvator Mundi," long missing, was expected to fetch at least $100 million.
The Renaissance master painted Christ without a halo or crown -- making him "resolutely human."