Record-breaking Leonardo painting goes to Louvre Abu Dhabi

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The art world's buzzing after the revelation that Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" which recently sold at Christie's for a record of almost $500 million will be on display at the new Louvre Abu Dhabi.

The announcement follows the auction at Christie's NY last month where the painting fetched a premium-inclusive $450m, the highest sum ever bid for a work of art.

It is believed the prince will be lending the Leonardo to the museum in Abu Dhabi.

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The Louvre Abu Dhabi opened on November 8 in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, who described the new museum as a "bridge between civilizations".

The painting of Christ by the Renaissance master was sold last month for $450 million to an unidentified buyer, smashing all previous records for artworks sold at auction. Christie's declined to say whether the museum bought the painting.

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The newspaper confirmed that the Prince Bader purchased the rare painting after citing documents it had reviewed while in the midst of an investigation into Saudi Arabia's elite class, including his family and associates.

The sale more than doubled the previous record of $179.4m paid for Pablo Picasso's The Women of Algiers (Version O) in 2015, also in NY.

It was the highest auction price for any work of art.

The first works on loan from the Louvre in Paris include another painting by Da Vinci - 'La Belle Ferronniere, ' one of his portraits of women.

Alex Rotter, the auction house's co-chairman of post-war and contemporary art in the Americas, represented the anonymous buyer of the Da Vinci and placed the winning bid after a spellbinding 19-minute contest that saw offers at US$200 million, US$300 million and US$350 million fall short.

The painting, the title of which means "Savior of the World" in English, was the most expensive painting ever sold at auction. It was sold for just thousands in 2005 but was bought again in 2013 for $127.5 million by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev.

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