Sony Photos Classics has launched the primary trailer for its upcoming documentary, The Misplaced Leonardo. From director Andreas Koefoed, The Misplaced Leonardo follows the unbelievable true story of the Salvator Mundi, a portray purchased for $1,175 at a New Orleans public sale home that was delivered to worldwide consideration when a restorer claimed it was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci.
That declare, and the controversy over its veracity, would ultimately launch the worth of the portray to astronomical heights. When the portray was auctioned at Christie's in 2017, it offered for $450 million, making it probably the most useful portray ever offered. As one commentator places it within the trailer, "That is probably the most inconceivable story that has ever occurred within the artwork market."
On the heart of the controversy is artwork conservator Dianne Dwyer Modestini, who concluded that the portray was not a replica, however the misplaced unique of the well-known Da Vinci portray. "Nobody might have painted this besides Leonardo," insists Modestini. The trailer options voices of settlement and dismissal of Modestini's declare, however there's no denying the impression the story had on the worth of the portray. With lower than twenty surviving Da Vinci work, the worth of a heretofore unknown piece could be incalculable.
The story solely will get extra fascinating from there, pulling in problems with energy and world politics. "At any time when there's some huge cash concerned, the world turns into a bunch of worms intertwined," suggests one commentator, explaining the media circus that ensued, and the mysterious circumstances round its final sale.
The story is unimaginable, and the movie guarantees to look at it from all angles, pulling in a global array of specialists and witnesses. Was this the unlikely discovery of a misplaced masterpiece, or a slow-motion long-con performed on the artwork market? Even when the movie can't in the end reply that query, it appears like an exciting journey.
The Misplaced Leonardo opens in New York and LA on August 13. Take a look at the trailer beneath.
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