Salvator Mundi

My Ten Favorite Forbes Travel Posts Of 2017

Over the past 12 months I’ve written 60 travel and lifestyle posts for Forbes, both informational and personal, and all designed to offer info and insights about travels and lifestyle.<p>In 2017 my most popular post garnered over 1,690,000 views, and counting — but I’ve chosen these ten favorites for …

Leonardo Da Vinci

World’s Most Expensive Home? Another Bauble for a Saudi Prince

LOUVECIENNES, France — When the Chateau Louis XIV sold for over $300 million two years ago, Fortune magazine called it “the world’s most expensive home,” and Town & Country swooned over its gold-leafed fountain, marble statues and hedged labyrinth set in a 57-acre landscaped park. But for all the …

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Leonardo da Vinci: The Biography by Walter Isaacson review – unparalleled creative genius

Flamboyant, illegitimate and self taught, he was unreliable and an unashamed self-publicist. He was also one of the most gifted and inventive men in history<p>In 1501, desperate for Leonardo to paint her portrait, the immensely rich Isabella d’Este employed a friar to act as go-between. The friar met …

Walter Isaacson

Heir apparent to Saudi throne on billion-dollar shopping spree - Salon.com

When Saudi Arabian police arrested a dozen princes, ministers and a billionaire investor in the span of one night, eyebrows were raised as to whether Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was flexing his muscle. "The sweeping campaign of arrests appears to be the latest move to consolidate the power of …

U.S. Politics

A Roy Lichtenstein Stars at Art Basel Miami Beach

Roy Lichtenstein , Study for “Peace Through Chemistry”, 1969, Oil and magna on canvas, 127 x 228.6 cm, 50 x 90 inches<p>The 16th edition of Art Basel …

Roy Lichtenstein

Tim Marlow’s ‘Great Art’ Series Is Heading to British TV—But da Vinci Doesn’t Make the First Cut

Art World<p>Films on famous artists that have been adapted from cinema releases will be fronted by the Royal Academy’s artistic director.<p>,<p>Tim Marlow, …

Art History

How a Restored da Vinci Became the Most Expensive Artwork Ever

What does it really take to create a $450 million painting from Leonardo “Dough” Vinci?<p>“Salvator Mundi,” the most expensive painting ever sold at …

Art History

'Peak TV,' Hip-Hop's Domination and NFL Protests

No one should be complaining these days that there is nothing to watch on TV.<p>Last year, more than 450 scripted TV shows aired across broadcast, cable and streaming services, according to research from FX Networks. This year is on pace for even more scripted series, FX Networks Chief Executive John …

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Most Influential Buildings of 2017 Photos

It's not easy to narrow down the most influential buildings of any given year to just ten—and 2017 was no exception. Throughout the world, some of the biggest names in architecture, along with a few rising stars, completed structures that seem destined to withstand the test of time. And though we …

Architecture

Christie’s Just Set Another Auction Record, for Handbag Sales

PARIS — “Salvator Mundi” may have been the biggest headline of the year for Christie’s auction house, but it was not its only record breaker. On Tuesday the auction house’s final handbag and accessories sale was another game changer.<p>With sales totaling 2.37 million euros (about $2.7 million), the …

Fashion

The year in the market

With sweeping political changes in the UK and the US contributing to a jittery global economy, market watchers were surprised—occasionally elated—to …

Artists

Will a Titian painting from the 1560s beat Salvator Mundi’s hype?

The art world has been abuzz for weeks over the sale of Leonard da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” for $450.3 million. The painting—which is the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction—will hang in the new branch of the Louvre, in Abu Dhabi.<p>Interestingly, “The last da Vinci,” as the painting has …

Art History

Who Bought That $450 Million Leonardo After All?

The big news in the art world the other day — and it was big — was the disclosure that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the young Saudi heir who’s detained dozens of cousins and tycoons in an anti-corruption drive, was the mysterious buyer who paid a fortune for a distinctly non-Islamic Leonardo …

Opinion

That $450-million Da Vinci? You can see it at Louvre Abu Dhabi

The museum, the only offshoot of the Louvre, opened Nov. 11. Its inaugural exhibition, “One Louvre to Another: Opening a Museum for Everyone,” will open Dec. 21. It ends April 7.<p>The show’s three sections will tell the story of the Louvre, with royal paintings from Versailles under King Louis XIV, …

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:<p>Dec. 13<p>AL.com on Alabama's Senate election:<p>Half a century after Alabamians of immense …

Business

The Leonardo effect: Old Masters are back en vogue with a record Joseph Wright sale the latest high spot

There has been some discussion in the past few weeks as to whether the $450 million (£336 million) paid for Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ might have a tonic effect on the wider Old Master market which had been in danger of slipping from view.<p>The first test since last month’s Leonardo sale …

Art History

Investing in the Cultural Economy

December 11th, 2017, 9:41 PM UTC<p>Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism, said the Gulf emirate has paid …

Business

Saudi Arabia to lift decades-long ban on movie theaters

Saudi Arabia on Monday said it would lift the kingdom's decades-long ban on movie theaters, part of a series of reforms by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.<p>The government passed a resolution paving the way for licenses to be granted to commercial movie theaters for the first time in 35 years. They …

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The awkward questions that still need answering about Da Vinci’s $450m Salvator Mundi

The dust has now settled following the $450 million sale of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi. But there are still a few rather difficult questions …

Leonardo Da Vinci

10 thoughtful gifts for the art lover in your life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you need a great present for the arts enthusiast on your gift-buying list — whether he or she is an actual artist or simply a great …

Shopping

CryptoKitties Sales Hit $12 Million, Could be Ethereum’s Killer App After All

CryptoKitties, the Ethereum-based digital kitten collectibles game, has processed more than $12 million in sales on its decentralized …

Bitcoin

World's first 'billion-dollar painting' almost lost to underworld after daring heist

A Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece which was valued just over $100m ten years ago is now being touted as the first painting in the world that could …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Building for the Long Term: Lessons from Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson, who's written a slew of well-received books on famous figures such as Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, discusses his latest on …

Wharton School

Voodoo Economics at the Treasury — CEO Daily, Tuesday 12th December

Top News<p>• <b>Workplace Harassment With a Difference</b><p>United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz endorsed the Association of Flight Attendants’ campaign for a “zero …

Tech Industry

The Gray Market: What the ‘Salvator Mundi’ Whodunnit? Says About Saudi Spending Sprees and Soft Power (and Other Insights)

Analysis<p>How a $450 million da Vinci and a handful of petrocrats siphoned much of the art-market oxygen out of Art Basel in Miami Beach.<p>,<p><i>Every Monday</i> …

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Why was the Saudi crown prince accused of buying a ‘Christian’ painting?

How a $450 million painting became part of a Qatari misinformation campaign against Saudi Arabia.<p>Qatar-based Al Jazeera claims Saudi Crown Prince …

Middle East

The Mystery Buyer of 'Salvator Mundi' Is Revealed

https://theculturetrip.com/middle-east/articles/the-mystery-buyer-of-salvator-mundi-is-revealed/<p>Culture Trip<p>The mystery of 'Salvator Mundi' now …

Culture

A complete guide to the most sensational Saudi princes

With fabulous wealth, frequent public sword displays and a rigid top-down power structure, it’s no wonder that Saudi Arabia draws frequent …

Middle East

From a Surprise ‘Salvator Mundi’ to Tears for Trump: 8 Star-Making Turns at NADA Miami Beach

Art Fairs<p>As usual, there was a slew of weird and attention-grabbing art on offer at the indie art fair, now back at Miami's Ice Palace.<p>& ,<p>Back at the …

Art

Fine Art’s Resurgence Offers A Refuge For Investors – Analysis

By<p>By Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna*<p>The epic sale in mid-November of the painting <i>Salvator Mundi</i> by Leonardo da Vinci at the auction price of more than …

Artists