The lost Leonardo? Louvre show ditches Salvator Mundi over authenticity doubts

Art experts remain divided on the origins of the worlds most expensive painting , the worlds most expensive painting, will not be part of this years big Leonardo da Vinci show in Paris because curators at the Louvre do not believe it can be attributed solely to the artist, it has been claimed. The art historian and writer Ben Lewis has charted the remarkable story of a painting which made headlines all over the world when it sold for $450m (354m) at Christies in New York in 2017. Some of the worlds leading Leonardo experts, Martin Kemp, emeritus professor of art history at Oxford Mohammed bin Salman, who reportedly agreed that it would become a star of the Louvre Abu …