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Saudi prince's reported da Vinci purchase sign of cultural shift?

A new report suggests a Saudi Arabian prince is the mysterious buyer of a rare Leonardo da Vinci painting. The "Salvator Mundi" painting was sold at auction for a record $450 million. The Wall Street Journal reports Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman used a proxy to buy the masterpiece, which comes at a time when he's also leading a corruption crackdown on Saudi's wealthy elite.
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