Record-breaking Painting of Jesus Sold for a Whopping $450 million to be Moved to Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum

Leonardo da Vinci’s painting sold for a whopping $450 million

A painting of Jesus believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci that shattered auction records when it was sold for $450 million last month will go on display at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the museum announced on Twitter.

The museum tweeted that “Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is coming to #LouvreAbuDhabi,” which was confirmed by Christie’s, the auction house that handled the sale of the painting. Christie’s declined to say whether the museum bought the painting.

The New York Times reported Saudi Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud purchased the painting at the Nov. 15 auction.

The painting, the title of which means “Savior of the World” in English, was the most expensive painting ever sold at auction. The previous record was Pablo Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger, which sold for $179 million.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, which is affiliated with the Paris original, opened in November, costing more than $1.3 billion to construct. It has more than 600 artworks in its permanent collection.

Culled from UPI


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    SYLVESTER ROBINSON6 days agoReply

    for just ordinary painting? amazing.

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    Adewusi Olorunfemi6 days agoReply

    ordinary panting

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    Olukayode Olowopapa-tayo6 days agoReply

    Master piece by Leonardo Da Vinci

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    Muhammed Solih6 days agoReply

    That’s ridiculous

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    Chinedu Anaekwe6 days agoReply

    ridiculous for just ordinary painting?

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    Funke AKINWANDE6 days agoReply

    Good to know

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    joshua afuwape6 days agoReply

    sadly…if the artist was still alive it wont have been worth that much…

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    Olawale Obafemi6 days agoReply

    wow Good one

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    Oranuka Divine6 days agoReply


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    elvis boss6 days agoReply

    Would like to see the painting

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