Lost Leonardo, The


THE LOST LEONARDO is the inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million. From the moment the painting is bought for $1175 at a shady New Orleans auction house, and the restorer discovers masterful Renaissance brushstrokes under the heavy varnish of its cheap restoration, the Salvator Mundi’s fate is determined by an insatiable quest for fame, money and power. As its price soars, so do questions about its authenticity: is this painting really by Leonardo da Vinci?

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, August 27, 2021
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 96
Year: 2021


Andreas Koefoed



The Salvator Mundi cleaned version. Restoring the crack (2006). Copyright Robert Simon. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Dianne Modestini and Ashok Roy inspecting the Naples copy of the Salvator Mundi (2019). Copyright THE LOST LEONARDO - Photo by Adam Jandrup. Couresty of Sony Pictures Classics.
Right: Robert Simon inspection of the Salvator Mundi at the National Gallery (2011). Copyright Robert Simon. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics