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Abu Dhabi's Louvre to unveil Leonardo painting 'very soon'
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The new Louvre Abu Dhabi museum is "very proud" to have acquired a painting by Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a staggering $450 million last month, an official in the United Arab Emirates said Tuesday. Director of Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism, Saif Ghobash, told The Associated Press that the public will be able to view the "Salvator Mundi" painting when it is unveiled at the museum "very soon." The Wall Street Journal and New York Times reported that a Saudi royal acting as a proxy for Saudi Arabia's crown prince was the buyer.