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Louvre Requested Salvator Mundi for Autumn Show
The Telegraph has a terrible piece of sensationalism dressed up as a news story about the Leonardo Salvator Mundi. Ignoring that for a moment, there is news in the story. The Telegraph confirmed twice this weekend that the Louvre has requested the work for its October show:
- “On Friday, the Louvre confirmed that it had requested a loan [….] On Sunday, the museum said that it is awaiting a response from the painting’s owner on a loan.”
The rest of the self-contradicting story basically presents an uninvolved third party’s opinion about the painting—expressed in a letter sent the French President six months ago—as evidence that the museum had dropped the work from the exhibition.
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