In a surprise announcement, Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism says the unveiling of Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi"---the world's most expensive painting---will be indefinitely delayed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
The painting was sold for a record $450.3 million at a Christie's auction last November. The successful bidder is believed to be Saudi Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, a relative of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who had made the purchase on behalf of the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism.
"Salvator Mundi" is a portrait of Christ as "Savior of the World." It was scheduled to go on display at the nearly one-year-old Louvre Abu Dhabi, in United Arab Emirates, on Sept. 18.