The New York Times wrote earlier this month that the Crown Prince had given work to Prince Mohammed bin Zayed of Abu Dhabi as a gift to exhibit at the Louvre branch in his country. The work would also be screened at a major Da Vinci exhibition at the Louvre in Paris next fall.
But Crown Prince Mohammed returned from his decision, writes Artnet, possibly because the British newspaper The Telegraph once again cast doubt on Da Vinci's involvement in painting. The Salvator Mundi He moved not to Abu Dhabi but to the serene yacht of the Crown Prince, Artnet said.
This fits with a trend. According to The Guardian, the owner of the Manchester United football club, Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed al-Nahyab, has housed hundreds of masterpieces on his yacht Topaz.
Francis Bacons Tryptych 1974-1977 hovers on the hunt for British billionaire, also one of Tottenham Hotspur's top shareholders Joe Lewis.
Art detective Arthur Brand encountered a lost Picasso in March. The painting had already been stolen in France in 1999 from the hunting of a Saudi sheikh.