Art experts remain divided on the origins of the world’s most expensive

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

The Salvator Mundi, which sold for $450m in 2017. Photograph: Tolga
Akmen/AFP/Getty Images
Salvator Mundi, the world’s most expensive painting, will not be part of
this year’s big Leonardo da Vinci show in Paris because curators at the
Louvre do not believe it can be attributed solely to the artist, it has
been claimed.

The art historian and writer Ben Lewis has charted the remarkable story of
a painting which made headlines all over the world when it sold for $450m
(£354m) at Christie’s in New York in 2017.