Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Identified as Buyer of Record-Breaking da Vinci

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the buyer of a painting by Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a record $450.3 million last month, according to U.S. government intelligence and a Middle East art-world figure familiar with the purchase.

The disclosure offers a rare glimpse inside a rivalry between two Persian Gulf nations to scoop up some of the world’s masterpieces and settles one of the biggest mysteries in the art world.

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