'The Art of Money'

May 14 2018

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Picture: BBC

There's a good new programme by John Wilson on BBC Radio 4 looking at some of the new money buying art these days, especially Middle Eastern oil money. It's available here

Incidentally, I spoke to someone involved in Middle Eastern governing circles about the purchase of the Salvator Mundi, and who was aware of when of and how the picture was bought. He said two things: first, that the Saudis really had nothing to do with the purchase, and second, that the story of the buyer and underbidder mistakenly bidding against each other was just made up. 

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