The Lost Leonardo (15)
Sun 19 Sep 2021 - Thu 23 Sep 2021
£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s
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Dir. Andreas Koefoed
96 mins | 2021 | Denmark, France, Sweden
Dianne Modestini, Yves Bouvier, Evan Beard
With direct access to the individuals behind it’s rediscovery The Lost Leonardo tells the inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, claimed to be a long-lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci and, at at $450 million, it is the most expensive painting ever sold.
From the moment it is purchased from a shady New Orleans auction house, and its buyers discover masterful brushstrokes beneath its cheap restoration, the fate of the Salvator Mundi is driven by an insatiable quest for fame, money and power. But as its price soars, so do questions about its authenticity and the hidden agendas of the world’s richest men and most powerful art institutions.
Is this multi-million dollar painting actually by Leonardo – or do certain power players simply want it to be? Unravelling the hidden, The Lost Leonardo reveals how vested interests became all-important, and the truth secondary.