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Long-lost Caravaggio saga ends with a mysterious and sudden sale and not a $171m auction

The story of the long-lost Caravaggio painting of Judith Beheading Holofernes (1607), which was discovered in an attic in 2014, just abruptly ended. Expected to fetch as much as $171 million at auction this week, the painting had the entire art world watching. In a last minute move however, Marc Labarbe Auctions in Toulouse, France, […]

Louvre ditches Salvator Mundi over authenticity doubts

Salvator Mundi, the world’s most expensive painting, will no longer be part of this year’s highly anticipated Leonardo da Vinci show in Paris after many months of a failed attempt to attribute it to the artist. The painting famously sold for $450 million at Christie’s in New York in 2017 but has been out of […]