Almost a month after Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" was sold for 450 million dollars, the buyer's name was finally revealed.
The Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi confirmed on Monday that it bought the most expensive painting in the world.
The work has been a source of speculation since an anonymous buyer phoned at the Christie's house auction in New York on November 15. It is one of the less than 20 authenticated Da Vinci paintings that exist.
Conjectures were on the rise last week, after the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first Paris museum headquarters outside France, said it would display the work, but declined to comment on the owner.
Salvatore Mundi, the most expensive painting in the world. This is the story of how he came to his, until now enigmatic, new owner.
The New York Times reported last week that the person after the purchase was a little-known Saudi prince. His name: Bader bin Abdullah bin Farhan al-Saud, a partner of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Since then, Saudi Arabia has said that the prince acted as an intermediary for the United Arab Emirates, a key ally in the region.#ArtistaEnzo #Art #whiteVelocipede #MyBlueDog #FineArt #SalvatorMundi #ArtexpoNuevaYork #BellasArtes