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World’s Most Expensive Painting ‘Goes Missing’

World’s most expensive painting, a ‘Salvator Mundi’ by Leonardo Da Vinci has reportedly ‘gone missing’ after it was sold for £350million last year to Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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The world’s most expensive painting which hasn’t been seen in public since it was ‘acquired’ by Louvre Abu Dhabi via the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, has sparked off a growing concern over its whereabouts.

Professor Martin Kemp, the Da Vinci scholar who helped authenticate the piece a decade ago, told The Times:

‘Nobody outside the immediate Arab hierarchy knows where it is.’

Daily Mail reported that in 2005, the painting was acquired for less than $10,000 (£7,809) at an auction in New Orleans by a consortium of art dealers that included Robert Simon, a specialist in Old Masters.

However when Professor Kemp was asked where the 500-year-old painting might be, he rather worryingly responded:

‘I have no idea. The mystery of its location is, of course, disturbing.’

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