At Least It’s Going To A Louvre

Salvator Mundi – the painting depicting Christ by Leonardo Da Vinci recently auctioned for a record $450m – is heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi in a coup for the new museum. A Saudi prince has been revealed as the mystery buyer of the work at auction last month. at an auction last month. Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, who is not known to be an art collector, was the highest bidder. Bader is close with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, who has been leading an anti-corruption purge in the country. The Louvre branch in Abu Dhabi will house the painting, the museum said.

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