Ben Lewis’s book The Last Leonardo, subtitled ‘A Masterpiece, A Mystery and the Dirty World of Art’, has now appeared in paperback after its publication in hardcover last year.
12 June 2019
I think it’s hilarious that Kenny Schachter’s ‘April-fool-style’ reporting of Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi hiding aboard Saudi Prince MBS’s yacht (as reported in ArtNet News) has been picked up by the wire services. I find it equally funny that what started as a quip is being reported in Bloomberg, The Guardian and Telegraph as fact. […]
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, named as the buyer of the highly contentious Salvator Mundi painting by Leonardo da Vinci has declined the loan of the painting to the Louvre in Paris for the large Da Vinci 500 Years show, set for this Autumn.
13 November 2017
So why is Salvator Mundi the last Leonardo Da Vinci painting in private hands up for sale in a Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale?
Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi. Painted by one of the Renaissance greatest masters is to go under the hammer at Christie’s. Titled Salvator Mundi, it is one of fewer than 20 known paintings by Leonardo and the only one in private hands.