In further news: Salvator Mundi on show at Louvre Abu Dhabi in September; German government approves 9% culture budget boost
Italian art historians claim that the 15th-century tile is the Renaissance master’s earliest known work – but a leading Leonardo expert disagrees
In further news: FT editor’s appointment as chair of Tate trustees criticized; and a Wes Anderson exhibition comes to London
In further news: Abu Dhabi authorities now say they acquired USD$450 million Leonardo; removal of artworks in Catalonia stokes separatist tensions
In further news: MOCA Detroit suspends Jens Hoffmann after harassment allegations; Met refuses to remove ‘suggestive’ Balthus painting
In other headlines: Trevor Bell (1930-2017); further allegations of sexual harassment in the art world; The Walker’s Olga Viso steps down
The staggering price reached by Salvator Mundi prompts the question: what are you really buying when you buy an artwork?
Art & caricature