Da Vinci painting bought Saudi Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al Saud.
“The Savior of the world” Leonardo da Vinci is sent to the Louvre in Abu Dhabi”, – reported in the official Twitter-account of the Museum. In mid-November, the painting went under the hammer at Christie’s auction in new York. The only known paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, who was in a private collection, became the main lot, not only auction of postwar and contemporary art, but also of the entire twenty-first century.
Bidding lasted almost half an hour, and in the end, “the Savior of the world” went to a buyer who offered $ 400 million. His name auction representatives did not disclose.
As reported by the newspaper New York Times with reference to which the order of publication documents the painting at auction, has acquired the Saudi Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al Saud. According to the newspaper, he is a friend of the crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The official opening of the Louvre in the UAE was held in November in the presence of the crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Said al Nahyan, the President of France Emmanuel Makron, kings of Bahrain, Morocco, the President of Afghanistan and senior officials of different countries. Makron was timed to the opening of a branch of the world-famous French Museum his first visit to the UAE since his inauguration as President of France.
The area of the Museum is almost a hundred thousand square meters. It is expected that he will be among the five largest museums around the world bearing the name “Louvre”. The Museum in Abu Dhabi will be called the Louvre for 30 years and six months.
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