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The Saviour For Sale (2021)

Documentary 1h 35m

In 2017, a painting titled Salvator Mundi (The Saviour of the World), attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, was sold at Christie’s for a record 450 million dollars. But is it really the work of da Vinci, or a convincing fake? A modern tale of globalisation, The Saviour for Sale delves into the murkier corners of the art world and explores the influence that one painting can exert on personal and geopolitical interests, weaving links between the auction houses of New York, a revered da Vinci expert, an opportunistic Swiss go-between, a Russian oligarch, the Louvre in Paris, and an Arabian prince. An astonishing look at the hidden trails of money, power, and deception behind a disputed masterpiece.

Director

Antoine Vitkine

Country

France

Bonus Content

The Saviour For Sale Q&A

17m

Q&A with The Saviour For Sale director Antoine Vitkine, hosted by David O’Mahony.

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