Another mysterious fact regarding the painting was revealed when the official Twitter account of The Louver Abu Dhabi posted on Monday that the painting will be among the exhibited works in the museum.
"Salvator Mundi", a painting of Christ by Leonardo Da Vinci that was recently sold for a record US$450 million (S$606.96 million), is heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi in a coup for the bold new museum, it announced on Wednesday (Dec 6). A spokeswoman for Christie's said it did not comment on the identities of any buyer or seller without their permission. The painting was sold November 15 for $450 million.
Prince Badar's purchase of the image of Christ comes at a time when elite Saudi's are highly concerned about an ongoing "purge" of influential national figures at the bequest of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman.
It is the first of three museums slated to open on the emirate's Saadiyat Island, with plans also in place for an edition of New York's Guggenheim.
The report added after Prince Bader made a deposit of $100 million to qualify for the auction, Christie's lawyers reportedly questioned the prince regarding his financial sources and relationship with the crown prince.
Neither Prince Bader nor Christie's confirmed the speculation.
The crown prince's supporters portray him as a reformer, but the campaign of extrajudicial arrests has been unprecedented for modern Saudi Arabia, worrying western governments about political stability in the world's largest oil producer, alarming rights advocates and investors about the rule of law, and roiling energy markets.
Little is known about Bader bin Abdullah, who lists his primary source of income as real estate. In addition, according to Energy Holdings ' energy Group portal, from whose governing body Prince Bader is vice-president, Saudi Arabia would have business in telecommunications, real-estate, energy and recycling sectors. However, Prince Bader attended King Saud University in Riyadh around the same time or along with Prince Mohammed. He now serves as chairman of the Riyadh-based Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG), which publishes 15 magazines and newspapers, including the Arabic daily Asharq Al-Awsat.
"Congratulations", Christie's said in a tweeted reply to the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Prince Mohammed, in turn, has been called an admirer of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.
Prior to admitting that her photos were all fake, critics already noticed that Tabar's images didn't look genuine. Now, unedited photos have emerged that allegedly show the Instagram star without her makeup and contacts.
The Kentucky attorney responsible for the biggest social security scam in USA history appeared in federal court Wednesday. In June, Conn slipped out of his ankle bracelet and left it on the side of Interstate 75 in Fayette County.
The incident took place in the area of Broadway and Liberty Street in Tribeca, according to the New York City Police Department . Cops have said the vehicle was involved in at least two crashes before coming to a stop near Liberty Street and Broadway.
BidaskClub upgraded Bank of America from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. It fall, as 63 investors sold EOG shares while 318 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes.
Kate has worn the jewellery once before at the same event previous year , which she attended wearing a red Jenny Packham gown. In July of this year, Kate was spotted wearing it again at a state dinner with Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia.
His last tenure ended when he left OSU to take the head coaching job at Nebraska, where he went 19-19 in three seasons. In his 14 seasons as Oregon State's head coach, Riley led the program to a 93-80 record and eight bowl appearances.
Trump's typical order from McDonald's, Lewandowski wrote, consisted of "two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish and a chocolate malt". Sanders was walking off the podium after declaring a wrap on the briefing when she did an about face, returning to podium.
Only four sides managed to complete the group stage without a loss, Liverpool , Tottenham and Barcelona. Kamil Glik and Radamel Falcao scored for the visitors, but they were unable to execute a comeback.
Adding Chatwood boosts a rotation that will likely lose former Cy Young Award victor Jake Arrieta and veteran John Lackey . The 27-year-old also had a strong end to the year, posting a 3.12 ERA in seven games (five starts) during September.
76ers agree to trade Jahlil Okafor to Nets
The deal will end something of a stand-off between the Sixers and Okafor, as detailed by Wojnarowski . Redick, health of Jerryd Bayless and improvement of players like Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot.
Alice Eve Joins 'Iron Fist' Season 2 on Netflix
It also helped that Krysten Ritter's Jessica Jones was on hand to roll her eyes at almost everything Dany Rand said. We had already seen Madam Gao in Daredevil and as much as we love her, we were really over The Hand by this point.
Notable Runner: The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC)
Texas Permanent School Fund increased Geo Group Inc New (NYSE:GEO) stake by 31,505 shares to 90,848 valued at $2.69M in 2017Q2. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of PNC Financial Services Group in a report on Monday, October 16th.
Johnny Hallyday, the French Elvis, has died aged 74
The idol of the young died at the age of 74 years, leaving behind him a great sorrow. "I want to be Jean-Philippe Smet again". Johnny Hallyday was born in Paris on June 15, 1943, and appeared on French television in 1960 for the very first time.
Overwatch's Winter Wonderland event will return next week
Overwatch's Jeff Kaplan is back to give a bit of information about next week's " Return to Winter Wonderland " holiday event. Essentially, it boils down to 5 Mei players taking on resident big lad Winston, who also happens to be player controlled.
Google's AI mastered chess in 4 hours
Google's eventual goal is to create a sort of generic AI that can respond to and master a broader range of challenges. The details about the Google's feat were published on the Arvix website of the Cornell University.
Health officials: Time to get your flu shot
Such infections can dramatically increase the risk of heart attack and stroke for months after the illness has cleared. Skiest said people can avoid numerous complications associated with the virus by getting the shot.
M&S debuts stoneless cocktail avocados
The fruit grows from an unpollinated avocado blossom and then develops without a seed - aka a pit. M&S even recommend that they are nice deep fried...but that might be a step too far for us!