Mystery Solved: Saudi Prince Is Buyer Of $450M DaVinci Painting (photo)

Why would he pay so much for a painting of Christ. The answer is in the asset value. The mystery over who paid a record-breaking $450 million for Leonardo da Vinci's painting Salvator Mundi at an auction last month appears to have been solved. It turns out it's Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. That's according[...]

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Established Nigerian Artist speaks of Prices Commendable for Nigerian Artists

Rivers State-born Promise Onali studied fine art at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he graduated with a degree in painting in 2007. His love for comic books and science and his pre-occupation with figuring out the inner workings of things, influenced his experimental painting style. His use of diverse media to explore scientific questions[...]

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The Indiana Jones of Art Unearths Previously Stolen Picasso!

A Dutch art detective dubbed the "Indiana Jones of the Art World" has struck again, finding a Picasso painting worth $28 million (25m euros) stolen from a Saudi sheikh's yacht on the French Riviera in 1999. Arthur Brand said he had handed back the 1938 masterpiece entitled "Portrait of Dora Maar", also known as "Buste[...]

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Louvre Abu Dhabi visitor numbers exceed 1 million in first year

Louvre Abu Dhabi announced on Saturday that it has welcomed more than one million visitors in its first year since opening. UAE residents represented 40 percent of the museum’s total number of visitors while Indians were most common among international visitors. France, Germany, China, UK, the the US were also among the top visitors, state[...]

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