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Leonardo: The Works

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Leonardo: The Works

7:15: Opening Night with art dealer and Leonardo expert Robert Simon

To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, Leonardo: The Works looks—as only the camera can—at the surprisingly small number of paintings attributed to the artist. These magnificent works include Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Virgin of the Rocks, and the most recent to be authenticated, the Salvator Mundi, which sold at auction in 2017 for a record-shattering $450 million. The film also offers a fresh take on Leonardo himself—his inventiveness, sculptural skills, military foresight, and ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day—through the lens of his art.


Tickets: $15 (members), $20 (nonmembers)


Opening Night with art dealer and Leonardo expert Robert Simon
Opening Night with art dealer and Leonardo expert Robert Simon
Friday, Apr. 17 2020, 7:15
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Joining us to talk about Leonardo is art dealer Robert Simon, who, in 2005, purchased the Salvator Mundi for a song when no one else detected signs of the master’s hand beneath its centuries of grime and overpainting. President of Robert Simon Fine Art, he has lectured extensively and authored numerous publications in the fields of Old Master paintings, connoisseurship, valuation, and collecting. He has been a research fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as a consultant to museums, art dealers, institutions, and private collectors.

This film is part of the Frameworks 2020: Art on Film series.

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