In 2022, the musical performance Salvator Mundi will be released on Broadway in New York, dedicated to the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci, the icon of the Savior, as well as the story of the loss of the painting and its happy found in our century.
The painting by Salvator Mundi is a kind of religious counterpart of Da Vinci's famous painting "La Gioconda" and, like Mona Lisa, creates a sense of presence and dialogue with the viewer.
"Savior of the World" or "Salvator Mundi" has long been considered a painting by one of the great students of Leonardo da Vinci. In 2011, the canvas was recognized as an original by Leonardo da Vinci after a 6-year examination by the National Gallery of London.
In 2017, at an auction in New York, the painting was sold to an unknown buyer for 450 million, becoming the most expensive painting sold at the auction. Immediately after the auction, the canvas defuncted, which further drew attention to the painting, reviving previous doubts about the authenticity and restoration changes.
The next coming of the Savior was expected at an exhibition in Paris dedicated to the 500th jubilee of Leonardo's death, but the picture never appeared.
According to some assumptions, the painting is in the private assemblage of the Prince of Saudi Arabia on one of the world's largest superyachts Serene.