‘Missing’ Da Vinci Painting Shows Up On Superyacht
In 2017 a Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece was sold for more money than any painting has ever been sold for. It went for $643 million dollars at auction and then it went missing.
It was bought but disappeared from public view. Nobody knew where it was being held. It had been sold to a Saudi prince who purchased the 500-year-old painting at the Christie’s auction but after that it never popped up anywhere.
And where else would you keep a $643 million dollar painting than on a boat.
The painting ‘Salvator Mundi’ has been hung on the superyacht belonging to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.
So if you want to get a look at the painting these days you’ve got to a figure out a way to get to the Red Sea near the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh and then somehow find a way to get on board. Look, it’s probably best if you get an invitation from the Saudi Crown Prince himself, but how is that going to happen? Where are you going to meet him? Some kind of yacht-painting festival?
If you’ve ever wondered what you’d do with the most expensive painting ever bought at auction the answer is: put it on a boat worth less than the painting itself.