Rated PG-13.At the landmark Kendall Square
Has it ever been lost? Is it Leonardo, or is it another name for the mysterious “Lost Leonardo” title of award-winning Danish filmmaker Andreas Koefoed? It is difficult to understand even the intriguing title “Lost Leonardo” by award-winning Danish filmmaker Andreas Koefoed. This makes sense as the film is a documentary about Leonardo Da Vinci’s controversial artwork, and it also contains elements of police procedure. Alexander Parish, a sleep hunter, purchased the painting at an American auction in 2005. It was described as “after Leonardo”.
It has been overdrawn to a point that its value is between $1,200 and $1.800. It was transported by UPS from New Orleans to New York City. There, its new owner gave it back to Diane Dwyer Modestine who removed the paint using acetone. Leonardo’s students made many copies of Salvator Mundi (Latin for the Savior of the World). The “creative” (or restored) painting was sent to London in 2008 for possible display in Leonardo’s exhibition. It is unknown where its origins are. It was examined by several Leonardo scholars. Interviewees for the film were all very nervous.
The academic community is the real source of pressure. These are the two main reasons. It would be a coup publicity-wise to find a “new Leonardo”. This will certainly make the exhibition a hit and bring attention around the world. These lines are then around the block. The ex-director of London’s National Gallery also appeared uncomfortable in front the camera. Every scholar hopes to find a new Leonardo. They saw the chance and seized it. A recurring voice from the wilderness screamed, “This is fake!”
“Lost Leonardo” contains existing footage, new interviews, reenactments and more. After certification, the painting was sold to a Swiss wheeler dealer, or in this example, to the wheeler Yves Bouvier. The wheeler sold it for 1.275 million dollars. Dmitry Rybolovlev was the client. It sold for 100 million U.S. dollar. This is a significant price rise, even for billionaires. Many people are curious about why the art market is so dark. The painting was auctioned by Christie’s in New York in 2017 and sold to a Middle East buyer at auction for $450million. This is the highest auction price ever paid for a painting. According to some, it was intended to be a trophy for Abu Dhabi’s upcoming Louvre. There are also rumors that the painting might be found on the wall of a superyacht worth $500m owned by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. It is quite fitting. The painting could also be kept in the “Free Port”, which is a tax-free area in Switzerland. We don’t know the truth.
(“Lost Leonardo” contains nude art pictures)