$450 million Leonardo portray heading to new Louvre museum


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Christie’s staff in front of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi painting at Christie’s auction dwelling in central London on Oct. 22, 2017.

A Leonardo da Vinci portray of Christ that marketed in New York for a record $450 million (380 million euros) is heading to a museum in the United Arab Emirates.

The newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi created the announcement Wednesday.

The 500-12 months-aged painting is termed “Salvator Mundi,” Latin for “Savior of the World.” It is really one particular of fewer than 20 paintings by the Renaissance master identified to exist and the only one particular in personal arms. Christie’s auction house bought it to an anonymous customer last month.

The New York Periods reports according to documents it reviewed the thriller consumer was a little-known Saudi prince. Christie’s claims it doesn’t comment on the identities of potential buyers or sellers devoid of their permission.

The highest acknowledged sale cost for any artwork experienced been $300 million (253 million euros), for Willem de Kooning’s painting “Interchange.”