Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has undertaken an anti-corruption campaign, bought the painting using a distant relative as a "proxy", the newspaper said Thursday, citing a source in the USA government intelligence community and a Saudi art-world figure familiar with the purchase. As he and King Salman have also suspiciously appointed Prince Bader to head up the Saudi Research and Marketing Group and another government commission, all this only seems to make Prince Bader's sources of income even murkier-and particularly his motivations in making such a public display of his mysterious wealth on an item that may cause some cultural conflicts in his country.
On Wednesday, the Louvre Abu Dhabi announced that the record-breaking Da Vinci painting would be displayed there. They turned it down, and did not bid on it this time around.
Salvator Mundi is the most expensive painting ever traded. The only branch of prestigious Parisian institution outside France has some 600 works and is considered " first universal Museum in Arab world".
'Congratulations, ' Christie's said in a tweeted reply to the Louvre Abu Dhabi. The work of genius of Italian Renaissance was awarded last month by 450 million dollars, more than twice as much as almost 180 million dollars paid in 2015 by Women of Algiers (version 0), by Pablo Picasso.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi opened earlier this month in the United Arab Emirates having cost £1bn to build in a 10-year project.
Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept SUV teased
The Japanese luxury brand is planning to make some waves at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show with a new large-scale SUV. No big surprise there; SUVs are kind of a big deal - literally and figuratively - in the modern automotive space.
Dying Light getting Bad Blood standalone PvP expansion
Global Playtest is a closed online event that allows selected players to try out Dying Light: Bad Blood before its release. In a cruel set-up where everyone fights for the survival of the few, betrayal is not a question of "if", but "when".
Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on DG shares. 25,297 are owned by Advantus Capital Management Inc. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 9th will be given a dividend of 0.26 per share on Tuesday, January 23rd.
It's unclear where the pair will end up, but it will be interesting to see what level of basketball they end up playing at. UCLA suspended LiAngelo Ball indefinitely after the shoplifting arrest, even though the charges were dropped.
Zarrab's testimony likely will win him leniency against charges that otherwise could carry a prison term of up to 130 years. Zarrab and began yelling and making noise, other inmates apparently complained to the jail, as did the inmate himself.
Factoring in ballpark and season, Chatwood still finished last season with an above-average ERA+ of 107, per Baseball Reference . Adding Chatwood boosts a rotation that will likely lose former Cy Young Award victor Jake Arrieta and veteran John Lackey .
He is alson one of the most visible members MSNBC's team of contributors - particularly on the network's " Morning Joe ". Harold Ford Jr ., arrives to address the Executive Women's Association on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, in Knoxville, Tenn.
Walker is now wanted on two counts of burglary, two counts of theft by taking and two counts of theft by deception. Officials went to check that home the next day and said they found it burglarized as well. " Many televisions.
Kirchner's leftist alliance in the Senate has a total of 32 seats, but only around a dozen senators are in the Kirchner camp. In response, she shut down the Secretariat of Intelligence, replacing it with the Federal Intelligence Agency in March 2015.
It's a six-player mode with five Meis pinned against a single Winston, who grows stronger the farther across the map he moves. Overwatch's Jeff Kaplan is back to give a bit of information about next week's " Return to Winter Wonderland " holiday event.
Why did we feel that way when we made it? "Over the span of that decade, I did lose my mother", Jolie revealed. Smith was released, and they married in August 2014, after their family had grown to include six children.
Nike To Name Expansive Building After Serena Williams
Meanwhile, Serena looks at her daughter with a loving smile, enjoying a few rays of sunlight with her baby girl. In September, Williams gave birth to the couple's first child , daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., at St.
6 people hit by vehicle in Lower Manhattan
At least six people were hurt when a auto ended up on a sidewalk after crashing into two other vehicles in Lower Manhattan. This is a developing news story and NY1 will have more information as it becomes available.
Flu virus now widespread in Georgia
This winter all visitors to Vancouver hospitals and nursing homes once again must get a flu shot or wear a surgical mask. To find a location near you to get the flu vaccine, go to healthvermont.gov/flu or dial 2-1-1.
Tre'Davious White calls Rob Gronkowski's suspension 'a joke'
Tre'Davious White thankfully did not suffer any serious injuries from the hit that earned Rob Gronkowski a one-game suspension. Clark, who played football at LSU with White, also said the Bills should have "jumped" the tight end as an act of solidarity.
Ford will now build electric cars in Mexico
Ford will build its next generation all-electric auto in Mexico, rather than at the plant in MI where it promised to build it. The move comes as Ford and other automakers place increasingly large bets on electrification and self-driving technology.
Snow and Ice Expected As Weather Warnings Issued
There may be a light dusting of snow around the country, and it may stick in places in the north and northwest. A band of rain, mixed with called air, means snow is likely to develop, they say.
Honor 9 and Honor V9 receive Android Oreo update too
The application also includes feedback option for any bugs or issues that you might encounter while testing the Oreo beta. No information when the global variant of the Huawei Mate 9 will be available but it should roll out soon.