*even Jesus is giving him the middle finger
The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, the custodian of the two holy mosques has once again proved the notion that money cannot buy you wisdom.
It has been reported that Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is leading an austerity drive at home, is the bidder who paid a record US$450.3 million for a Leonardo da Vinci portrait of Jesus Christ, settling one of the art world’s biggest mysteries.
This is indeed like Stevie Wonder’s left testicle; it’s not fair and it’s not right.
While his Arab brethren in Palestine, Syria, Sudan to name just a few are grappling with day-to-day survival, Prince Mohammed decides to splurge on a painting that is not even 100% confirmed to be genuine.
Oh how the Muslim Rohingyas would love to have some of that money to alleviate their sufferings.
What’s more, in a country that mete out the death penalty for blasphemy, the Crown Prince allowed himself to buy a portrait of Jesus Christ. Like seriously dude? Is your keffiyeh too tight or what?
So next time when you hear the Saudis being holier-than-thou and other bullshit, just mention the words: Salvator Mundi.