A conflicting report in the Wall Street Journal notes that the buyer of the da Vinci piece last month at Christie’s is actually Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, noting that another prince served as a proxy buyer for the work. The news comes as the Louvre Abu Dhabi has claimed that it will be showing the piece in its museum.
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b. July 24, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Represented Richard Gray Gallery in Chicago and Robert Miller Gallery and Pace Wildenstein in New York
Katz is a figural Pop artist working primarily in paintings, prints, and sculptures. He was influenced by Jackson Polluck and other Abstract Expressionists. His first solo show was in 1954, an exhibition of paintings at the Roko Gallery in New York.
He received minimal fame at the age of 80, as art circles saw him as a major American painter. He was presented an honorary doctorate from Colby College in 1984.