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Art History and Mystery on Zoom with the Friends

Sunday, December 5

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Sunday, December 5th, at 4:00 pm. Salvator Mundi —widely but not unanimously attributed to Leonardo da Vinci—was discovered in  New Orleans in 2005 and purchased for $1,175. A dozen years later, the painting was promoted as “the male Mona Lisa” and sold at auction for a record $450 million to Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince. “This is the most improbable story, I think, that’s ever happened in the art market,” says Evan Beard, Global Art Services Executive at  Bank of America.

Now a splendid documentary that will be widely released in 2022, the story of The Lost Leonardo is also a whodunit about the shadowy world that is international art dealing. Evan Beard, who is in the film, will share clips that examine the power and greed of the world’s richest men, the fascinating world of art restoration, and the calculated shrewdness of famed art institutions, including the Louvre.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Larchmont Public Library

This program will be live streamed by LMCTV on channels Optimum 75/ Verizon 36.

To sign up for this live discussion on Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE