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UAE postpones Da Vinci unveiling at Louvre Abu Dhabi

DUBAI: The UAE said on Monday it had postponed the unveiling of the Louvre Abu Dhabi's most prized acquisition -- a painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, bought for a record $450 million. The painting, which was bought last year, had been due to be unveiled on September 18. But Abu Dhabi's culture and tourism department on Monday announced "the postponement of the unveiling of Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi" in a tweet. "More details will be announced soon," it said. The "Salvator Mundi", a portrait of…

Da Vinci sold for $450 mn is headed to Louvre Abu Dhabi

NEW YORK: "Salvator Mundi," a painting of Christ by Leonardo Da Vinci that recently sold for a record $450 million, is heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi in a coup for the bold new museum, it announced on Wednesday. The move became possible after a little-known Saudi price reportedly bought the painting last month. The Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first museum to bear the Louvre name outside France, has been billed as "the first universal museum in the Arab world," in a sign of the oil-rich emirate's global ambitions. "Da…