The Abu Dhabi Louvre wrote a very simple message on Twitter: “The Savior of the World” of da Vinci will be brought to #LouvreAbuDhabi. ”
To make sure the readers did not doubt the seriousness of the tweet, the official account of the museum in Twitter posted messages in three languages: English, Arabic and French. Shocking art news were also posted on the Facebook page (though only in Arabic). This is an extremely crafty way to release so much news. The next step in the long, twisted story of the mysterious (and somewhat disputed) paintings of Leonardo was the subject of intense speculation, since its sale with Christie’s two weeks ago to the undercover buyer made her the most expensive picture of all time. The record for the Louvre was reported by the auction house Christie, adding: “Congratulations -” Savior of the World “goes to his new home @LouvreAbuDhabi.” It is unknown whether Christie’s really had information that the Louvre Abu Dhabi would become a “new home” for this work. Answering a question about the news, the official representative of the auction house said: “We are very glad that the work will be again in a public place. We do not have additional information. ” The Brunswick Group, the official PR-company of Louvre Abu Dhabi, told the online publication that it can not yet provide official confirmation. Neither the Louvre nor the Louvre Abu Dhabi did not answer the question when they were asked to provide additional information about social media messages. Last week, Louvre’s director Jean-Luc Martinez inspired rumors in the world of art, saying that he is looking forward to the “Savior of the World” hanging next to “Mona Lisa”. However, a museum official recently told reporters: “The Louvre is currently working on a list of credits for Leonardo da Vinci’s 2019 exhibition. It’s too early to say which pictures will be included in the list. ” Interesting is the fact that the opening of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi was last month, at random coincidence, just a few days before the sale became famous paintings. This is one of the loudest parts of the cultural district of Sa’idid and is part of a 30-year agreement between Abu Dhabi and the French government.
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