Once in a while, there comes a great book that lets outsiders comprehend an obscure profession. The Last Leonardo by Ben Lewis is that kind of book — a fascinating story of the most controversial piece of art in modern history: the recently discovered painting Salvator Mundi attributed to late Leonardo Da Vinci, sold for a record-breaking sum of $450M including auction house commission.
In the book, Ben Lewis explains how the inner world of art collectors, dealers, restorers, UHNWIs, auction houses, connoisseurs and experts (many of them freelance) works on the inside. If you are an art lover, artist or creative, get it!
Note: A film documentary The Lost Leonardo (perhaps inspired by this book) is coming out later this year.
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