Leonardo da Vinci. “The Savior of the world”Image: Christie’s
The yacht Serene, owned by the crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman, was found missing previously the most expensive painting in the world is “the Savior of the world” Leonardo da Vinci. It is reported portal Artnet.
According to sources, the painting will remain on the ship until while in the al Madinah province completes construction of a cultural center, where presumably you will store the work of da Vinci in the future.
About the disappearance of the painting became known in March 2019. It was reported that the employees of the branch of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi, where the painting was to be exhibited in September, 2018, failed to establish the exact location of the artwork.
In the painting “Savior of the world” depicts Jesus Christ. It was written around 1500. For a long time the work was considered lost, but in 1958 it was put up for auction under the authorship of one of the disciples of Leonardo da Vinci, then it was sold for 45 pounds.
In 2007 after the work is completed, the experts concluded that “the Savior of the world” was written by the artist. In 2013 it was bought by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev for 127,5 million dollars, and was sold at auction Christie’s in 2017 for a record $ 450 million.
Earlier in may we learned the name of the highest-paid living artist. He became an American Jeff Koons after his sculpture “Rabbit” was sold for 91 million dollars.
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