Leonardo at the Louvre: the spectacular show and the Salvator Mundi no-show

We speak to co-curator Vincent Delieuvin about the 13 years of research that went into the show and discuss the latest twist in the Salvator Mundi saga with author Ben Lewis. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

The Week in Art

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As the exhibition of the year opens at the Louvre, we talk to Ben Lewis, author of The Last Leonardo, about the latest developments in the Salvator Mundi saga. Vincent Delieuvin, the co-curator of the exhibition, tells us about the 13 years he has been working on the show and explains its key themes and ideas. And we explore the Mona Lisa in virtual reality with Dominique de Font-Réaulx, the director of the Interpretation and Cultural Programming Department at the Louvre.

You can see many of the works and galleries that we discuss on the podcast here and read a wealth of reporting on the building and the displays here, or on our app for iOS which you can find in the App Store, and in the November print edition of The Art Newspaper, which is out at the end of the month. This podcast is brought to you in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.