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Saudi Arabia's power-hungry crown prince sent a proxy to buy a $450 million Leonardo da Vinci painting

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is behind the purchase of most expensive painting ever sold at auction.
A Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ sold for $450 million.
Crown Prince Mohammed reportedly used another Saudi prince as a proxy for the purchase.
Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is reportedly behind the purchase of the most expensive painting ever sold at auction, according to The Wall Street Journal .
US government intelligence sources and a Saudi art-world figure all confirmed to The Journal that Crown Prince Mohammed was...
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