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A Saudi Prince Is the Mystery Buyer of the $450 Million Da Vinci

  • The museum recently opened with more than 600 artworks
  • Da Vinci price was the highest ever paid for a work of art
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Da Vinci Draws Record Price as Wealth Drives Market

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The Louvre Abu Dhabi is getting Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi,” which sold last month at a Christie’s auction for $450 million, the most ever paid for a work of art.

Christie’s said the artwork will be going to the museum, but declined to say whether the Louvre Abu Dhabi bought the painting. The Louvre Abu Dhabi said in a tweet Wednesday: “Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is coming to #LouvreAbuDhabi.”