The newly opened institution announced on Twitter that the most expensive artwork ever sold will soon go on view there.
The museum’s director says he is in talks with the buyer of the record-setting painting to display it in Paris next year.
The painting’s seller is part of the clique of billionaire oligarchs exerting an outsize influence in global affairs — and art.
Someone just snagged what they believe to be an original Leonardo for the highest amount ever paid for an artwork.
Here’s your chance to get a work by the Italian Renaissance master in what may be one of the ultimate art trophies for the super wealthy.
Analysis of a drawing long attributed to Leonardo’s studio suggests the artist worked on at least part of it, and that it may have been a preparatory sketch for the Mona Lisa.
Ninety-seven percent of the participants in a study by researchers at the University of Freiburg said that the sitter in Leonardo da Vinci’s famous portrait looks happy.
In this age of fake news and climate change denial, we should be seeking to educate the public on scientific method rather than promulgating faulty science in the name of infotainment.
The drawing stood out to a curator at a Paris auction house, who, after consulting other experts, determined that it is indeed a work by the hand of the Renaissance artist.
After a previous Leonardo restoration project at the Louvre resulted in multiple staff resignations, the recent cleanup of “Saint John the Baptist” took place under intense scrutiny.
Some scribbles dismissed in the 1920s by the then-director of the Victoria & Albert Museum as “irrelevant notes and diagrams in red chalk” were recently revealed to represent Leonardo da Vinci’s first record of the laws of friction.
On this week’s art crime blotter: a drunken Brexit supporter attacked an artwork featuring a hijab, a specialist disappeared with the possible da Vinci drawing he was asked to authenticate, and thieves who stole stones from a historic battlefield came down with the Gettysburg curse.