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Leonardo Museum. The buyer of the most expensive paintings in the world was the Office of Tourism and Culture of Abu Dhabi

The picture “The Savior of the World”, which is already considered to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci, is again in the center of attention: on December 8, 2017, on tweet of the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum, its owner was no longer declared the Saudi prince, but the State Department.“The Louvre of Abu Dhabi is looking forward to the show of the Savior of the World by Leonardo da Vinci. The work was bought for the museum by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Office. ” This is the text of the message in the museum twitter.Screenshot of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum Tweet, which appeared on December 8, 2017. Several days ago, The New York Times published information that the buyer of the masterpiece is Saudi Prince Badr bin Adalla bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al Saud. He commented on this message to the Saudi newspaper Al Eqtisadiah, refuting this information.
Auction house Christie's, previously refused to comment on the name of the buyer of the picture, on Friday, December 8, confirmed the information about the acquisition of work by the Office for Tourism and Culture of Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism). "We are happy to see that this significant work will be available to the public in the Louvre Abu Dhabi," - quotes the statement of the auction house The Guardian. The same publication, citing the Financial Times, claims that the Saudi government actually paid for the purchase and then donated to the UAE as a symbol of the expansion and strengthening of diplomatic ties between the two countries.Savior of the World (Salvator Mundi) Leonardo da Vinci1500, 65.7 × 45.7 cm Recall, “Salvator Mundi” or “Savior of the World” - 500 years of work, confidently attributed to Leonardo da Vinci - was sold on November 15, 2017 at Christie's auction in New York for 450 million 312 thousand. 500 dollars (including premium). Thus, the image of Jesus Christ was not only the record holder among the paintings at public auction, but also the most expensive painting on the planet. Art: read us in Telegram and see Instagram on the information of theguardian publications, reuters