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December 7, 2017

World’s Most Expensive Painting by Da Vinci is Coming to Louvre Abu Dhabi

There’s been so much speculation surrounding Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi ever since it became the world’s most expensive painting ever sold at auction. Now, the $450 million masterpiece will be displayed at Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Da Vince heads to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi features a painting of Christ and dates back to around 1500. You can see it in the photograph below:

When Salvator Mundi was recently sold at auction for $450 million, it smashed the previous record set by Pablo Picasso’s painting Women of Algiers in 2015.  The painting is one of fewer than 20 authenticated da Vinci paintings known in existence.

No word yet on when the painting will go on exhibit, but don’t be surprised if it becomes one of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s biggest attractions.

Ticket details:

Planning to visit Louvre Abu Dhabi? You can purchase your tickets to the museum for AED 60. Visit www.louvreabudhabi.ae or call 600 56 5566.

Image credit via Instagram | @rariegelhaupt