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That $450-million Da Vinci? You can see it at Louvre Abu Dhabi

The museum, the only offshoot of the Louvre, opened Nov. 11. Its inaugural exhibition, “One Louvre to Another: Opening a Museum for Everyone,” will open Dec. 21. It ends April 7. The show’s three sections will tell the story of the Louvre, with royal paintings from Versailles under King Louis XIV,...

Abu Dhabi authorities 'acquired' $450 mn Da Vinci: museum

The Louvre Abu Dhabi said Friday that local Emirati authorities had "acquired" a $450-million painting by Renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci, as reports swirled about the original source of funding. "Louvre Abu Dhabi is looking forward to displaying the Salvator Mundi by Leonardo Da Vinci. Show More Summary

Saudi prince is the mystery buyer of the $450m Da Vinci

INTERNATIONAL - The Louvre Abu Dhabi is getting Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi,” which sold last month at a Christie’s auction for $450 million, the most ever paid for a work of art. Christie’s said the artwork will be going to the museum, but declined to say whether the Louvre Abu Dhabi bought the painting. Show More Summary

Louvre Abu Dhabi Claims They Own Leonardo’s “Salvator Mundi”

6 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is now claiming they own the world's most expensive art work. The post Louvre Abu Dhabi Claims They Own Leonardo’s “Salvator Mundi” appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Leonardo's 'Salvator Mundi', World's Most Expensive Art Work, Headed To Louvre Abu Dhabi

The painting, which sold at auction last month for $450 million, is evidently going on long-term loan to the new (and also expensive) Persian Gulf museum, which opened last month.

World-record Da Vinci painting to be exhibited at Louvre Abu Dhabi

Salvator Mundi, a painting depicting Christ by Leonardo, was recently auctioned for a record $450m Salvator Mundi – the painting depicting Christ by Leonardo Da Vinci recently auctioned for a record $450m – is heading to the Louvre Abu...Show More Summary

Mystery buyer of $450M Leonardo da Vinci painting revealed

Last month, a da Vinci painting sold for a record $450 million. Salvator Mundi, Latin for Savior of the World, will be displayed in Abu Dhabi at a newly-opened branch of the Louvre. The New York Times reports the painting's mystery buyer is a Saudi Prince.

Leonardo Da Vinci sold for $450 million is headed to Louvre Abu Dhabi: Official

last weekArts : Artdaily

"Salvator Mundi," a painting of Christ by Leonardo Da Vinci recently sold for a record $450 million, is heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi in a coup for the bold new museum, it announced Wednesday. The Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first museum...Show More Summary

Leonardo’s “Salvator Mundi” Is Headed to the Louvre Abu Dhabi

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

The newly opened institution announced on Twitter that the most expensive artwork ever sold will go on view there, but offered no more information. The post Leonardo’s “Salvator Mundi” Is Headed to the Louvre Abu Dhabi appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Holland Cotter: Louvre Abu Dhabi's Rewrite Of Art History

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The Louvre Abu Dhabi is banking on the theory that pointing out links among a wide variety of cultures will make all art feel more approachable to the global audience it hopes to attract. Once viewers gain the habit of spotting connections, they may come to accept that all cultures are equally valuable and personally […]

Art Review: Louvre Abu Dhabi, an Arabic-Galactic Wonder, Revises Art History

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The museum’s style — integrating charismatic objects from all over the map — is sensational. Almost enough to make you forget certain grim realities.

Abu Dhabi is all about fine food and fantastic art 

Abu Dhabu is rebranding itself as the Gulf's capital for culture and cuisine and Graham Boynton visited the new Louvre Abu Dhabi museum, which has opened at a cost of £3billion.

Da Vinci in the Desert

The Louvre Abu Dhabi sits on one corner of an island called Saadiyat, a large triangle of desert joined to the capital of the United Arab Emirates by a causeway. Scattered in the sand on Saadiyat Island are a handful of other upscale developments: a golf course, a Park Hyatt and a St. Show More Summary

In photos: Seeing the light at the jaw-dropping Louvre Abu Dhabi

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Widely seen as the esteemed French architect Jean Nouvel's masterpiece, the Louvre Abu Dhabi really is a sight to behold. More than a decade and hundreds of millions of dollars in the making, the museum finally opened last weekend, inviting...Show More Summary

Trouble on the Island of Happiness and Human Rights Concerns for the Louvre Abu Dhabi

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

When starchitect Jean Nouvel said he “saw no problem” with the way migrant laborers were treated during the construction of Saadiyat Island, you have to wonder if he even looked. The post Trouble on the Island of Happiness and Human Rights Concerns for the Louvre Abu Dhabi appeared first on Hyperallergic.

How France Is Branding Its Culture Across The Globe

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi over the weekend is the latest example of how traditional French cultural diplomacy is being supplanted by brand politics: Abu Dhabi bought the rights to use the Paris museum's famous name at a price tag of over $500 million over three decades. This example of "soft power" goes […]

Louvre Abu Dhabi Draws Crowd like a Magnet in the UAE

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Luxury : Luxuo

The newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi has a 30-year agreement with France where the latter will provide expertise, loans works of art and organises temporary exhibitions.

Louvre Abu Dhabi's Treatment Of Migrant Workers Has Gotten Better, But Has It Improved Enough?

4 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"In a gesture of inclusiveness that is rare in the region, the workers who had built the Jean Nouvel-designed museum on Saadiyat Island were given their own party.... Yet questions remain over the welfare of these and other construction workers, mostly migrants from the Indian subcontinent, on the island." Annual reports by PricewaterhouseCoopers note […]

UAE says Swiss reporters 'stopped for questioning' after Louvre launch

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday said two Swiss journalists had been "stopped for questioning" after the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi last week but declined to confirm their arrest. The statement comes after Swiss public broadcaster...Show More Summary

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