The Lost Leonardo

  • Friday September 03, 2021 4:00 PM
  • Friday September 03, 2021 8:00 PM
  • Saturday September 04, 2021 5:00 PM
  • Sunday September 05, 2021 12:00 PM
  • Sunday September 05, 2021 2:00 PM
  • Sunday September 05, 2021 4:00 PM

The Lost Leonardo tells the inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold, at $450 million, and claimed to be a long-lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci. From the moment it is purchased from a New Orleans auction house and its buyers discover masterful brushstrokes beneath its restoration, the fate of the Salvator Mundi is driven by an insatiable quest for fame, money, and power. But as its price soars, so do questions about its authenticity. Is this multi-million-dollar painting actually by Leonardo, or do certain power players simply want it to be?
90 minutes

Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $10; $8 for Modern members; $7 for Reel People. The Sunday noon showtime is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show. Click here for information about the special benefits of joining Reel People, a membership add-on for film enthusiasts.

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