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The World’s Most Expensive Painting Due To Be Unveiled At Louvre Abu Dhabi Has Been Mysteriously Stalled

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The art world was undeniably shook when Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi sold for a whopping $450 million.

It was rumoured the piece was bought by Saudi Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud and gifted to the Abu Dhabi royal family and it was originally announced the piece would be permanently homed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi on September 18.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi announced the huge coupe back in December

However a tweet today from The Department of Culture and Tourism revealed the unveiling of the masterpiece will be postponed

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The 500-year old painting was bought at Christie’s in New York for US$450 million (AED1.65billion), making it the most expensive painting to be ever sold at an auction

The stunning Renaissance oil painting shows a blue-robed Jesus holding a crystal orb and gazing at the viewer.

It was initially reported the painting would be unveiled in Abu Dhabi, then it would return to the Musee du Louvre in Paris for a planned Leonardo show to mark the 500th anniversary of the artist, before returning to its permanent home in Abu Dhabi after the show ends in October 2020.

So it’s possible to suggest we can expect the painting to arrive at the Louvre Abu Dhabi in late October

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The Date Has Been Announced For Leonardo Da Vinci’s Masterpiece To Be Unveiled In The Louvre Abu Dhabi

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s long-last masterpiece ‘Salvator Mundi’ is all set to be permanently placed at Louvre Abu Dhabi on September 18, 2018.

The 500-year old painting was bought at Christie’s in New York for US$450 million (Dhs1.65billion), making it the most expensive painting to be ever sold at an auction.

The stunning Renaissance oil painting shows a blue-robed Jesus holding a crystal orb and gazing at the viewer.

The Salvator Mundi highlights the inclusive nature of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s narrative and reinforces Abu Dhabi’s mission to promote a message of tolerance, acceptance and openness

After its official unveiling in Abu Dhabi, it’ll travel all the way to Musee du Louvre in Paris for a planned Leonardo show to mark the 500th death anniversary of the artist. It will then return to its permanent home in Abu Dhabi after the show ends in October 2020.

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