Louvre Abu Dhabi to exhibit Leonardo’s ‘Salvator Mundi’


ABU DHABI (priceshall) – The new department of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi will exhibit Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Christ, ‘Salvator Mundi’, which at $450.3 million became the most expensive painting at any time sold at a New York auction very last thirty day period.

FILE Picture: Members of Christie’s staff members pose for pictures following to Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” painting in London, October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

“Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is coming to #Louvre Abu Dhabi,” Louvre Abu Dhabi mentioned on its twitter feed late on Wednesday.

It did not say no matter if the piece would be on permanent screen nor did it get rid of any light on the buyer’s identification.

A museum spokesperson claimed it had no more comment at this phase.

The New York Moments claimed that the winner of the sale at Christie’s on Nov. 15 was a Saudi prince, Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, citing documents delivered to the newspaper from inside Saudi Arabia.

FILE Photo: “Salvator Mundi,” an ethereal portrait of Jesus Christ which dates to about 1500 by Leonardo da Vinci, is on display for the media at Christie’s in New York, NY, U.S., October 10, 2017. Courtesy Christie’s New York/Handout through REUTERS/File Image

Abu Dhabi opened its Louvre last month, positioning alone as a town of cultural tourism with a display of hundreds of operates that it hopes will attract guests from all around the planet.

Surrounded by h2o on 3 sides, the museum residences 600 artworks it has obtained together with 300 operates on loan from 13 top French establishments in its 23 long lasting galleries.

The artists vary from Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh to Pablo Picasso and Cy Twombly.

The Museum presently homes one of Leonardo’s best performs.

The Renaissance master’s ‘La Belle Ferronniere’, or Portrait of an Unidentified Lady, accomplished amongst 1495 and 1499 and recently restored, is on financial loan from the Musee du Louvre in Paris.

French President Emmanuel Macron was the visitor of honor at the opening, together with other heads of condition.

Reporting by Stanley Carvalho Enhancing by Ken Ferris

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