Saudi Arabia’s Secret Plans to Unveil Its Hidden da Vinci—and Become an Art-World Heavyweight

https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-arabias-secret-plans-to-unveil-its-hidden-da-vinciand-become-an-art-world-heavyweight-11591448400


Saudi Arabia has been restoring Ad Diriyah, located on the outskirts of Riyadh.
Dhafer Alshehri


Art

Since buying the world’s most expensive painting three years ago, Saudi Arabia has kept it out of sight. Now, answers are emerging—alongside its big-league art ambitions.


Saudi Arabia has been restoring Ad Diriyah, located on the outskirts of Riyadh.
Dhafer Alshehri

Riyadh

Saudi Arabia sparked one of the art world’s biggest mysteries when it paid $450 million for Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” painting three years ago. Since then, the kingdom has kept the world’s priciest painting out of sight—fueling mounting questions about its fate.

Now, some answers are starting to emerge. The kingdom’s new…

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