Martin Kemp, one of the leading experts on da Vinci’s work, has penned an article for The Art Newspaper about the controversy surrounding the $450 million painting. Will this ever end? I doubt it, but in the end, does it really matter? It is just a painting that may, or may not, be by the artist. What is clear, is the fact that even if it were by the hand of the master, its condition is so bad that many parts are no longer by him. It might now be best described as a collaborative work?
We have no opinion since it is not an area of the market we specialize in. The story just makes for interesting and enjoyable reading, or film making. At least for some of us.