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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Revealed As Buyer Of $450m Leonardo

The Art NewPaper | JULIA MICHALSKA and ANNA SOMERS COCKS

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, is in fact the buyer of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi. He used a proxy to buy the painting, the newspaper reports.

 A little known Saudi Arabian prince, Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, has been identified by The New York Times as the buyer of the most expensive ever painting, Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi (around 1500). The work, one of fewer than 20 surviving paintings by the Renaissance artist, sold for $450m (with fees) at Christie’s in New York on 15 November…read more 
Images | King Salman, left, with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in Jeddah in JuneBandar Algaloud / Saudi Royal Council / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
2018-10-29T09:51:58+00:00