Jerry Saltz Has A Brutal Theory On Why the World's Most Expensive Painting Is "Missing"

Detail of Salvator Mundi by da Vinci
Detail of Salvator Mundi by da Vinci

Critic Jerry Saltz explains "Why the World's Most Expensive Painting Has Gone Missing" in a Vice video here.  While we're assuming "missing" equates to "out of public view," Saltz claims the reason is that the $450 million Leonardo da Vinci titled "Salvator Mundi" is a "made up piece of junk,"and that "many" think it should be attributed to the "studio of Leonardo da Vinci." 

Utilizing an entertaining old-school slideshow, with a wooden pointer for emphasis, Saltz states his case for why this da Vinci is "not great art," but a "wishlist for money and fame."

The portrait of Christ is still not on display at the Louvre Abu Dhabi since a Saudi prince won it for the institution at Christie's over a year ago, adding even more intrigue to the painting's history of ownership. 

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