Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi: Its Journey from Anonymity to Fame
|Event Type||Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture, Adults, Free Programs|
|Date||Tuesday, April 3, 2018|
|Time||6:00pm - 8:00pm (2h)|
Guest Lecturer, Dr. Robert Simon
The record sale price of Salvator Mundi astonished the art world — particularly because, as of 10 years ago, this masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci had been considered lost. Dr. Robert B. Simon, the art historian and art dealer, who helped establish the painting’s identity and shepherded it from obscurity to worldwide celebrity, tells its story and his.
Simon holds a doctorate in art history from Columbia University and has authored numerous publications in the fields of Old Master paintings, connoisseurship, valuation, and collecting. A former research fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as a consultant to museums, art dealers, institutions, and private collectors, he is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers and a Certified member of the Appraisers Association of America.
The Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture has been established to address the topics of art, religion and history prior to the 19th century, and is funded by the Sheppy Dog Fund, Dr. Alan Klein, Advisor.