The 500-year-old Leonardo da Vinci painting of Christ sold in NY for a whopping $450 million and is on its way to a museum in the United Arab Emirates, ABC News reports.
The Gulf has been the destination for a number of great art works in recent years, especially with the purchase power of countries like Qatar, which is home to a $300m museum for Islamic Art and has spent hundreds of millions on work by Mark Rothko, Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin.
Christie's told the Times it did not comment on the identities of any buyers, and Bader did not respond to request for comment.
On Wednesday, the Louvre Abu Dhabi announced that the record-breaking Da Vinci painting would be displayed there.
But the prize will raise concerns about the extravagance of the crown prince, and those of his associates, as he publicly calls for an end to excess in Saudi society.
"Congratulations", Christie's said in a tweeted reply to the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
The sale more than doubled the previous record of $179.4 million paid for Pablo Picasso's 'The Women of Algiers (Version O)' in 2015, also in NY. USA intelligence reports, it seems, corroborated this version of events, noting that Prince Bader has previously collaborated with MBS on various deals and transactions. The painting's authenticity is still widely questioned by many experts, while the issue of overpainting, restoration and conservation will always be an underlying issue.
It is one of fewer than 20 paintings generally accepted as being from the Renaissance master's own hand, according to Christie's.
The highest price ever paid for a work of art at auction had been $179.4m for Pablo Picasso's painting Women of Algiers (Version O).
Its latest sale was initiated by Russian tycoon Dmitry Rybolovlev, the boss of football club AS Monaco. His statement did not mention the painting or address whether he had bought it.
In a later meeting with reporters, Pelosi offered a list of reasons - including defense spending - for not supporting the CR deal. But GOP leaders needed those conservatives to support the measure in the House because Democrats broadly refused to vote for it.
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