Here's the complicated and colorful past of the Leonardo da Vinci painting that sold for 450 million

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Here's the complicated and colorful past of the Leonardo da Vinci painting that sold for 450 million

- boston.com
07 Dec 2017
New York (AP) -- Just a dozen years ago, a worn, touched-up, old painting of Christ went for less than $10,000 (8,450 euros) at an estate sale. On Wednesday, it was auctioned for a record-breaking $450 million (380 million euros) as a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci dubbed "the Last da Vinci" or the "male Mona Lisa." Years of painstaking cleaning and study led scholars to ...

Secret Buyer Of 450 Million Leonardo Da Vinci Painting Revealed

07 Dec 2017
Ever since someone paid a staggering, and record, $450 million for Leonardo Da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" at a Christie's auction in November, the entire world has wanted to know just one thing: the identity of the buyer. To that end, we got a big clue this afternoon when Bloomberg reported that the Louvre Abu Dhabi will be the recipient of the record-breaking Da Vinci painting.
- zerohedge.com

Da Vinci painting that sold for 450 million headed to Louvre Abu Dhabi DW

- dw.com
07 Dec 2017
Created around the year 1500, this painting of Christ attributed to Leonardo da Vinci is one of the master's 20 still existing paintings. In 1958, "Salvator Mundi" was sold for just $60 because it was thought to be a copy. It fetched more than four times Christie's pre-sale estimate of $100 million on November 15, when an anonymous bidder paid over $450 million (EUR382 ...

Saudi Prince Revealed as Buyer of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi'ARTnews

07 Dec 2017
The buyer of Leonardo da Vinci's painting Salvator Mundi (ca. 1500), which as of last month is the most expensive artwork ever sold, is the Saudi prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud. The buyer's identity, reported by the New York Times this evening , was discovered in the midst of an investigation into Saudi Arabia's elite class, including Prince ...
- artnews.com

Mystery Buyer of 450 Million da Vinci Painting Was a Saudi Prince

- people.com
07 Dec 2017
Christie's employees pose in front of a painting entitled Salvator Mundi by Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci at a photocall at Christie's auction house in central London on October 22, 2017 ahead of its sale at Christie's New York on November 15, 2017. Salvator Mundi, one of fewer than 20 known paintings by da Vinci, and the only one in private hands, will be offered for ...

Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi is going to the Louvre Abu Dhabi

07 Dec 2017
Because of all this, the Salvator Mundi was only recently authenticated by experts, including those at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. American art expert Robert Simon discovered it for sale at a regional U.S. auction in 2005 and, on a hunch, invested in years of cleaning, restoration and research. In 2011, it was billed as a true piece by Leonardo and included ...
- cbc.ca

Mystery buyer of 450M Leonardo da Vinci painting revealed

- breakingnewslive.net
07 Dec 2017
December 6, 2017, 6:51 PM| Last month, a da Vinci painting sold for a record $450 million. Salvator Mundi, Latin for Savior of the World, will be displayed in Abu Dhabi at a newly-opened branch of the Louvre. The New York Times reports the painting's mystery buyer is a Saudi Prince.

Da Vinci Sold For 450 Million is Headed to Louvre in Abu Dhabi

07 Dec 2017
"Salvator Mundi," an ethereal portrait of Jesus Christ which dates to about 1500, the last privately owned Leonardo da Vinci painting, is on display for media at Christie's auction in New York, NY, U.S., October 10, 2017. (Courtesy Christie's New York/Handout via REUTERS)
- news18.com

Secret buyer of Leonardo da Vinci painting revealed to be Saudi prince

- businessinsider.com
07 Dec 2017
Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud has been identified as the mystery buyer of Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi," according to a New York Times report published Wednesday. Prince Bader, part of a distant branch of the wealthy royal family, is not generally known as a major art collector or someone with a large source of wealth, according to The Times.

Buyer of 450 million Leonardo Da Vinci painting is a Saudi prince

07 Dec 2017
LONDON -- He is a little-known Saudi prince from a remote branch of the royal family, with no history as a major art collector and no publicly known source of great wealth. But the prince, Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, is the mystery buyer of Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Salvator Mundi," which fetched a record $450.3 million at auction last month, ...
- bostonglobe.com

Da Vinci painting that sold for 450 million headed to Louvre Abu Dhabi DW

- katiazev.com
07 Dec 2017
"Salvator Mundi" translates to "Savior of the world" and depicts Jesus Christ holding a crystal orb. The 500-year-old oil painting has a colorful, mysterious and controversial history -- some art experts still question whether it is an original Leonardo da Vinci painting and it once changed owners in 1958 for $60. Its previous owner, Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, ...

Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi,' which sold for 450 3 million, is bound for the Louvre Abu Dhabi

07 Dec 2017
In 2013, a consortium of dealers including Simon, Parish and Warren Adelson sold "Salvator Mundi" for $80 million to a company owned by a Swiss businessman and art dealer Yves Bouvier, Bloomberg reported . Bouvier, in turn, sold it to Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev for $127.5 million in 2014.
- wnews2000.blogspot.de

Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi,' which sold for 450 3 million, is bound for the Louvre Abu Dhabi

- washingtonpost.com
07 Dec 2017
The painting disappeared several times over the course of history, most recently in 1958 when it was sold alongside the rest of the Cook Collection in London. By then, though, the painting's origin had been obscured due to overpainting and it was credited to da Vinci's follower Bernardino Luini. It sold for only 45 pounds or about $125 today, CNN reported .

Million da Vinci painting destined for Louvre Abu Dhabi

07 Dec 2017
The 500-year-old painting is called "Salvator Mundi," Latin for "Savior of the World." It's one of fewer than 20 paintings by the Renaissance master known to exist and the only one in private hands. Christie's auction house sold it to an anonymous buyer last month.
- france24.com

Leonardo da Vinci's Visionary Notebooks Now Online

- openculture.com
07 Dec 2017
For hundreds of years, the huge, secretive collection of manuscripts remained mostly unseen by all but the most rarified of collectors. After Leonardo's death in France, writes the British Library , his student Francesco Melzi "brought many of his manuscripts and drawings back to Italy. Melzi's heirs, who had no idea of the importance of the manuscripts, gradually disposed ...
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