Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Has sparked controversy after news from the US intelligence about the purchase of Saudi Crown Prince

Abu Dhabi postpones the display of the most expensive painting of Davenci in history without giving reasons

Has sparked controversy after news from the US intelligence about the purchase of Saudi Crown Prince


ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The Department of Culture and Tourism in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi said on Monday that Leonardo da Vinci's painting Salvatore Mundi will not be shown on schedule.
The painting sparked controversy after allegations that Saudi Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have been its undeclared buyer.
Christ's most precious painting in history was auctioned at Christie's and was due to be exhibited at a new branch of the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi on September 18. Authorities have not announced a reason to postpone the painting.
The painting was sold last November for $ 450.3 million to an unnamed buyer who took part in the 20-minute auction by telephone.
A report by The Wall Street Journal reported that Prince Mohammad Bin Salman bought the painting, according to US intelligence reports, citing sources in direct contact, despite the ambitious economic reforms adopted by the Emir and include austerity measures.
Saudi Crown Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, who was later appointed as the first minister of culture in the kingdom, was authorized to complete the painting on behalf of the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi.


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