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Mystery of 'Salvator Mundi', the world's most expensive painting

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Remembering Leonardo da Vinci
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Remembering Leonardo da Vinci

Later this year, the Louvre in Paris will host an exhibition of masterpieces by the Italian painter Leonardo da Vinci to mark his death 500 years ago in France.

But the work that in recent months has been the intense focus of scrutiny by the media and da Vinci specialists, may not be on show.

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The alleged owner
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The alleged owner

According to the Wall Street Journal, the buyer of the picture was Saudi prince Badr ben Abdallah, acting in the name of powerful Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.

He has never confirmed or denied the report.

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