LONDON — He is a little-known Saudi prince from a remote branch of the royal family, with no history as a major art collector, and no publicly known source of great wealth. But the prince, Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, is the mystery buyer of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “Salvator Mundi,” which fetched a record $450.3 million at auction last month, documents show. The revelation that Prince Bader is the purchaser, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times, links one of the most captivating mysteries of the art world with palace intrigues in Saudi Arabia that
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#1 not really. Jesus is a prophet in Islam. What IS curious is that depictions of people especially those in religion is considered blasphemous in Islam. I hope and pray this prince didn´t buy the painting in order to destroy it.
I hope the prince does destroy it, considering it is not a real Da Vinci, and he was a fool to believe the hype and pay 450 million, that would mean a Saudi prince got fleeced out of $450 million. Only a start, but a start.
These guys are so rich from taking all the oil money and not sharing it with their people that I suspect he bought the painting because it was the right thickness to level a wobbly table. He could have used a book of matches like the rest of us and financed better education for his people.
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