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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Anita and Poju Zabludovicz
*Anita and Poju Zabludovicz are a London-based art couple. She is the driving force behind a new space called 176 in Chalk Farm that opens in September. It will house their collection of more than 1,000 works and three site-specific exhibitions per year. The opening show ” an Archaelogy” will include a new commission by Indian artist Rina Banerjee, based on a 176 residency.
* From The New York Times.