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$450m Leonardo painting heads to Louvre Abu Dhabi

A 500-year-old painting of Christ believed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci is heading to the Louvre in Abu Dhabi. The newly opened museum made the announcement on Twitter, without specifying if the painting had been purchased at auction this month. It was the highest auction price for any work of art, with the painting selling for a record $450m. The unidentified buyer – that is rumored to be a Saudi prince –  was involved in a bidding contest for nearly 20 minutes.

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