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$450 million da Vinci painting buyer revealed


Posted on Saturday, 9 December, 2017 | Comment icon 4 comments

The painting is the most expensive ever sold at auction. Image Credit: Public Domain
The mystery of who paid $450 million for Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi' has now been solved.
Painted 500 years ago by the Renaissance genius, the piece, which is also known as 'Saviour of the World', made waves in the art world recently when it sold for a record-breaking sum.

The identity of the buyer had remained something of a mystery, but now it turns out that the painting was purchased by Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism in the United Arab Emirates.

It will go on display in the state's new Louvre gallery which took eight years to build.

A spokesman has since stated that the museum is 'looking forward to displaying' the piece.


Source: BBC News | Comments (4)


Tags: Salvator Mundi, Leonardo da Vinci


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Stiff on 9 December, 2017, 17:07
That's good news as it will be out on display for all the world to see instead of being tucked away in a private collection.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Derek Willis on 9 December, 2017, 17:41
If this relatively unknown work by Leonardo -not Da Vinci! - is worth almost half a billion dollars, it makes one wonder how much the Mona Lisa is worth.
Comment icon #3 Posted by docyabut2 on 9 December, 2017, 23:29
Comment icon #4 Posted by paperdyer on 11 December, 2017, 17:10
Well some of the oil money has been put to good use.


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