Saturday, November 24

World’s most expensive painting 'Salvator Mundi' stolen


The most expensive painting in the world, ‘Salvator Mundi’ painted by Leonardo Da Vinci has gone missing after it was sold for £350million last year to Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The painting hasn’t been seen in public since it was ‘acquired’ by Louvre Abu Dhabi via the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, has sparked off a growing concern over its whereabouts.

According to The Times, Professor Martin Kemp, the Da Vinci scholar who helped authenticate the piece a decade ago.

‘Nobody outside the immediate Arab hierarchy knows where it is.’

Daily Mail reported that in 2005, the painting was acquired for less than $10,000 (£7,809) at an auction in New Orleans by a consortium of art dealers that included Robert Simon, a specialist in Old Masters.

READ ALSO: Bill Gates cancels $5 million charity to Saudi following Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

However when Professor Kemp was asked where the 500-year-old painting might be, he rather worryingly responded:

‘I have no idea. The mys

RECEIVE ALERT FROM NAIJASLOG:

Do you have a story to tell, adverts placement or images to share on a breaking news in Nigeria? contact Naijaslog via Whatsapp: 0816 156 4122, email tayo@naijaslog.com

No comments:

Post a Comment

Follow us on Social Media:
Twitter: @Naijaslog
Facebook: @Naijaslog
Instagram: @Naijaslog

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the comment section are those of our users and do not reflect the views of Naijaslog.