Posts Tagged ‘ Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi ’

Leonardo's Salvator Mundi just set a new world record for a painting costing its new owner an astonishing US$450,000,000.

Alchemy as Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi sells for an astonishing US$450m

Nov 18th, 2017 | By

It is official, the young hot shots in Christie’s contemporary art department are marketing geniuses and in the art world is now operating in the post-truth era. Post-truth follows post-idea, a theory popular in liberal circles in the US that big ideas are no longer sought after and have become elusive. Ideas seem smaller, not
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Leonardo’s troubled Salvator Mundi hits the block

Oct 27th, 2017 | By

Just when you thought this story couldn’t get any stranger ‘Leonardo’s’ Salvator Mundi has been consigned to Christie’s by Dmitri Rybolovlev and his Trusts and hits the block as a ‘special lot’ in a Post – War and Contemporary Art Evening sale in New York on 15th November.  Yes, that’s a Contemporary Art Sale. Unless
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"Salvator Mundi," a depiction of Christ, supposedly by Leonardo, sold through Sotheby's to Bouvier in 2013 for US$80m who then sold it it a few days later to a Russian billionaire for a US$47.5m profit, according to Court Papers.

Rybolovlev versus Bouvier case coming to trial in Singapore and dealers prepare to sue Sotheby’s over the “Leonardo” of ‘Salvator Mundi.’

Nov 30th, 2016 | By

The Rybolovlev versus Bouvier affair is shortly coming to trial in the Singapore International Commercial Court, a new court established in Singapore in January 2015 to settle commercial litigation involved in cross border disputes.   Bouvier tried unsuccessfully to have the case heard in Switzerland but Singapore’s Senior Judge, Lai Siu Chiu, handed down a
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Dmitri Rybolovlev at a Monaco AS football match.

Rybolovlev versus Bouvier dispute gathers traction

Mar 13th, 2015 | By

The dispute between the art collector Dmitri Rybolovlev and broker Yves Bouvier is rippling out on both sides of the Atlantic as both sides enter the discovery period seeking documents and witnesses. Some of Bouvier assets and bank accounts have been frozen and dealers, curators and lawyers who were involved in the deals are all
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Trouble over Commissions – Dmitry Rybolovlev versus Yves Bouvier

Mar 12th, 2015 | By

Dmity Rybolovlev has launched a lawsuit in Monaco against Yves Bouvier over the size of the commissions that Bouvier charged him on the sale of some paintings. Bouvier, the Swiss businessman, owns the shipping and storage company Natural Le Coultre and is building a series of Free Ports which are gaining in popularity for the
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