BTW #6 - A da Vinci and the Flaming Bag of Dog Poop

 Attributed to Leonardo da Vinci [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Attributed to Leonardo da Vinci [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

How could we not talk about this most recent Christie’s contemporary art auction?  The record breaking painting "by" Leonardo da Vinci titled Salvator Mundi sold for $450,312,500.  We aren’t talking about the obvious talking points, instead we go deeper into the painting’s history. It all plays out like Dan Brown novel. Yes, the guy who used to own Salvator Mundi was imprisoned in the 1990’s for contract killing of a rival. This episode's show notes are jam packed, so follow the links down the rabbit hole if you dare.

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Links
Auction - Art Newspaper http://bit.ly/2Amg35P , Artsy http://bit.ly/2hHnWaO
Doubts and History- Vulture http://bit.ly/2z2w4O3 , The Guardian http://bit.ly/2yymwbN, The Observer http://bit.ly/2ilTCDp
Russian owner - Widewalls http://bit.ly/2BdNMM0, Express http://bit.ly/2AlxpzT, Seattle Times http://bit.ly/2hMhgbu, Artnet http://artnt.cm/2hbYFIx

Music credits: Favorite Secrets by Waylon Thornton is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License and permission of the artist.