According to French historian Patrice de Moncan, the Louvre minus its contents is worth a staggering $10.5 billion (£8bn). The museum's 35,000 artworks and 380,000 objects have a likely minimum value of $35 billion (£27bn) so, in total, the Louvre and its contents would set you back $45.5 billion+ (£35bn+).
Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi," the world's most expensive painting, is headed to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, it has been revealed. The newly opened museum made the announcement in a series of tweets, without confirming whether it had purchased, or is simply borrowing, the $450.3 million masterpiece.
The Mona Lisa is one of the most valuable paintings in the world. It holds the Guinness World Record for the highest known painting insurance valuation in history at US$100 million in 1962 (equivalent to $870 million in 2021).
The Musée du Louvre contains more than 380,000 objects and displays 35,000 works of art in eight curatorial departments with more than 60,600 square metres (652,000 sq ft) dedicated to the permanent collection.
A major tourist attraction and central to France's tourism industry, The Louvre saw visitors plunge to 2.7 million in 2020, down from 9.6 million in 2019, and the 10.2 million reported in 2018. This has resulted in a fall in profits, of 90 million euros, in comparison to 2019.
A private tour for less than 50 guests costs up to $11,700, according to the Louvre's private events brochure, and renting out the reception hall beneath the famous Glass Pyramid will cost upwards of $36,000.
French poet Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested and jailed on suspicion of stealing Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum in Paris. The 31-year-old poet was known for his radical views and support for extreme avant-garde art movements, but his origins were shrouded in mystery.
On permanent display at the Louvre in Paris, the Mona Lisa was assessed at US$100 million on December 14, 1962. Taking inflation into account, the 1962 value would be around US$900 million in 2021.
You'll see the most celebrated of all the Louvre's treasures—the Khorsabad Palace, the Venus de Milo, Nike of Samothrace, Leonardo's Mona Lisa, Michelangelo's Slaves—but your guide will also take the time to see other carefully selected works, vividly conveying their details and historical context.
At the climax of the 2006 film adaptation, the camera elaborately moves through the entire glass pyramid from above and then descends beneath the floor below to reveal the supposed hidden chamber under the tiny stone pyramid, containing the sarcophagus with the remains of Mary Magdalene.
The Starry Night original painting by Vincent van Gogh, painted in 1889, is estimated to be worth over $100 million. However, this painting is one of van Gogh's masterpieces and it can also be argued that there cannot be a price for it – it is priceless.
The Mona Lisa has been stolen once but has been vandalized many times. It was stolen on 21 August 1911 by an Italian Louvre employee who was driven to...
NEW YORK (AFP) - Christie's kicked off the fall auction season in New York on Monday with a Vincent van Gogh painting leading the way at US$81.3 million (S$111 million) amid robust sales of impressionist and modern art.
Mona Lisa ($860 Million)
While the price tag associated with it is hard to calculate, considering it is deemed priceless; the estimated cost for the Mona Lisa is approximately $860 Million.
Truly priceless, the painting cannot be bought or sold according to French heritage law. As part of the Louvre collection, "Mona Lisa" belongs to the public, and by popular agreement, their hearts belong to her.
How Much Money Is The Mona Lisa Worth 2022? In terms of inflation, the Mona Lisa is valued at more than $850 million, say experts.
The Regent Diamond in the Louvre
Today, the Regent Diamond and the surviving French Crown jewels are on display in the Galérie d'Apollon (Denon Wing, 1st floor, room #705). This gallery, recently restored, was King Louis XIV's first royal gallery, used as the model for the famous Glass Gallery in Versailles.
The French Crown Jewels
Three historical diamonds – the Regent, the Sancy and the Hortensia – formerly adorned royal crowns or garments. The spectacular 19th-century jewellery sets in the collection include emerald and diamond pieces that once belonged to Empress Marie Louise.
The surviving French Crown Jewels, principally a set of historic crowns, diadems and parures, are mainly on display in the Galerie d'Apollon of the Louvre, France's premier museum and former royal palace, together with the Regent Diamond, the Sancy Diamond and the 105-carat (21.0 g) Côte-de-Bretagne red spinel, carved ...
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Two "Dogs Playing Poker" paintings cleaned house at Doyle New York's annual Dogs in Art Auction, fetching a staggering $590,400, the auction house said.
LONDON (AP) _ An anonymous buyer Monday paid $39.85 million for Vincent van Gogh's ″Sunflowers,″ a dazzling yellow work the artist once hoped to sell for $125. The price was more than triple the record for an auctioned painting.
On average, the cheapest Picasso painting costs around $120,000, while the most expensive could be up to $140 million. Every piece of art by Pablo Picasso is considered a masterpiece; therefore, these works cost a fortune, and they vary in price since they are generally sold at auction.
On 18 March 1990, two men dressed as Boston police officers walked into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. They pulled off what has infamously become known as the biggest art heist in history. 31 years later and a $10million reward still up for grabs, the stolen artefacts have not been found.
A painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has sold at Sotheby's auction house in New York for a record $34.9m (£25m). It is the highest price paid at auction for a Latin American artwork.