The photo-taking crowds that surround Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece at the Louvre exemplify how the digital generation experiences artworks.
The prince bought the “Salvator Mundi,” a portrait of Christ, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times.
Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, a little known Saudi prince, paid a record $450.3 million for Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi.” Here are a few other buyers with deep pockets.
The move ensures that the collection, which includes a rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci, as well as works by Rembrandt and Renoir, will stay in Poland.
The 593 pieces in the collection include works by da Vinci and Rembrandt.
A retired doctor visited a Paris auction house in March with a portfolio of drawings. It contained a work now attributed to Leonardo da Vinci and valued at about $15.8 million.
The auction house has become entangled in a dispute between a Swiss art dealer and a billionaire Russian collector.
The sculptures are at the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo with a question mark for the attribution; scholars have opened a discussion with their findings.