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4 days ago - Friday 1/11/19 - 12:31:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to have ‘lost’ the world’s most expensive painting. The Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, Salvator Mundi, may hold the key to the Trump-Russia investigation. And, the artwork itself could be evidence of collusion.

Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘last’ masterpiece was to be unveiled on September 18 at the spellbinding new Louvre in Abu Dhabi, but the exhibit was put on a temporary hold, amid rumours the painting was lost.

The art world has become increasingly alarmed. After all, Salvator Mundi is the most expensive artwork ever sold. “Nobody outside the immediate Arab hierarchy knows where it is,” Da Vinci scholar Martin Kemp told The Times.

https://narativ.org/2019/01/02/salv...
4 days ago - Friday 1/11/19 - 3:14:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Are you sure this isn’t the plot for the next DaVinci Code movie?
4 days ago - Friday 1/11/19 - 3:28:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Just paint another one, I don't see the big deal
4 days ago - Friday 1/11/19 - 5:46:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ic'll paint anything you anything you want.
3 days ago - Saturday 1/12/19 - 12:53:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 1/11/19 - 3:14:59 PM Noldor wrote:
Are you sure this isn’t the plot for the next DaVinci Code movie?


i actually read an article discrediting this but thought the original article would make a better talking point.
3 days ago - Saturday 1/12/19 - 12:53:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
i read this too before posting it.
3 days ago - Saturday 1/12/19 - 1:36:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
On a serious note, I don't think priceless items like this should be moved around. It leads to things like this, as well as being damaged or purposely destroyed.
3 days ago - Saturday 1/12/19 - 1:37:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well I consider it priceless, even though it does have a price tag.
3 days ago - Saturday 1/12/19 - 1:40:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
Maybe priceless is the wrong word. Something that has extremely high historic and artistic significance and is irreplaceable.
3 days ago - Saturday 1/12/19 - 1:43:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
In 1964, the Pieta traveled to the New York World's Fair. I thought that was a huge mistake. It's very risky, not that it could get lost or stolen, but that it could get damaged.
3 days ago - Saturday 1/12/19 - 1:48:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
the article i read thought the more reasonable conclusion to be drawn from the unknown whereabouts of the painting is that saudi arabia is waiting for the bad press about that journalist to pass before unveiling the painting in the museum where it was supposed to be displayed.
3 days ago - Saturday 1/12/19 - 1:53:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ah, they are only rumours that the painting was lost. It will make a great unveiling for them.
3 days ago - Saturday 1/12/19 - 2:18:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 1/12/19 - 1:43:50 PM Noldor wrote:
In 1964, the Pieta traveled to the New York World's Fair. I thought that was a huge mistake. It's very risky, not that it could get lost or stolen, but that it could get damaged.


On the flipside, the number of people who would realistically be able to travel to the small handful of museums where these great works are housed is very small. Art is meant to be seen, after all, and it seems worth the risk to bring it to the people, rather than reserving the privilege of seeing it for the wealthy and geographically fortunate.

It's similar to how I feel when people put Stradivariuses behind glass.
3 days ago - Saturday 1/12/19 - 9:30:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah I get that, but the thought of the Pieta accidentally falling and cracking into twenty pieces just irks me to no end. Or that the Mona Lisa accidentally goes up in flames.
3 days ago - Saturday 1/12/19 - 9:34:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
So no one buys that the high price tag was a money laundering thing?
3 days ago - Saturday 1/12/19 - 9:36:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 1/12/19 - 9:30:31 PM Noldor wrote:
Yeah I get that, but the thought of the Pieta accidentally falling and cracking into twenty pieces just irks me to no end. Or that the Mona Lisa accidentally goes up in flames.

But they're both worth nothing if people can't see them.
3 days ago - Saturday 1/12/19 - 9:40:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
Fortunately we have arrived at an age where we have pretty good high definition photos of famous paintings. Imagine lost or destroyed paintings before photography was invented. And there are good examples of this (DaVinci’s The Battle of Anghiari for instance)
3 days ago - Saturday 1/12/19 - 9:46:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
Photos are NOT a substitute for actually seeing great artwork in person. Jfc.
3 days ago - Saturday 1/12/19 - 10:06:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
I didn’t say they were; just that they wouldn’t be completely lost to all eternity. I’d rather see a high definition photo than nothing at all.
3 days ago - Saturday 1/12/19 - 10:53:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 1/12/19 - 9:40:49 PM Noldor wrote:
Fortunately we have arrived at an age where we have pretty good high definition photos of famous paintings. Imagine lost or destroyed paintings before photography was invented. And there are good examples of this (DaVinci’s The Battle of Anghiari for instance)

There are also great virtual museums app for tablets.
3 days ago - Sunday 1/13/19 - 12:56:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
Re: Stradivariouses behind glass

Absolutely. Instruments are meant to be played, go fxcking play them.

I was watching a YouTube vintage guitar channel that was selling a 'Burst '59 Les Paul, the holy grail of guitars and the seller said, "you would never want to gig with this but it's fun to play". Fxck that. Treat it right, be respectful and play the shxt out of that mothefuxcker. Make sure other people hear it. ENJOY THE CRAFTSMANSHIP! Fxcking collector mentality breaks my heart when it comes to instruments.

Now, you wanna put Louis Armstrongs bent ass Trumpet behind glass? Yes, absolutely. Les Paul's log sealed in a vault? Makes sense. A collection of Benny Goodmans's stage used reeds sealed in plastic? Go ahead.

But a relatively unremarkable instrument that's only value is in construction and age? Go play thebfxcker and keep the legacy alive
2 days ago - Sunday 1/13/19 - 2:07:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 1/11/19 - 5:46:23 PM womersley wrote:
Ic'll paint anything you anything you want.


Ic'll paint your face. Send nudes.



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