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    More: Followup, United Arab Emirates, Leonardo da Vinci, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Vincent van Gogh, illustrious painting, Leonardo Da Vinci, Saudi Prince Bader bin Abdullah  
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3754 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Nov 2022 at 7:30 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-30 7:33:32 PM  
How much did the NFT for it cost?
 
2022-11-30 7:34:13 PM  
And that's why gas prices are so high.
 
2022-11-30 7:35:19 PM  
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2022-11-30 7:38:13 PM  
On one hand, he spent decimal point levels of his money on it.  On the other, carpet bomb the hell out of that entire area of the world.
 
2022-11-30 7:39:04 PM  
$450MM is just a drop in the oil barrel to the Saudi's.
 
2022-11-30 7:39:07 PM  
Good money for a fake painting.
 
2022-11-30 7:39:29 PM  

IdentInvalid: On one hand, he spent decimal point levels of his money on it.  On the other, carpet bomb the hell out of that entire area of the world.


Percentages, not levels.
 
2022-11-30 7:39:32 PM  
HA! Joke's on him! It's Obi-Wan Kenobi!

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2022-11-30 7:40:38 PM  
Wow. Two royal arab kleptocrats outbidding each other for the benefit of a russian kleptocrat.

Makes me feel like a chump, going to school and getting a job and stuff.
 
2022-11-30 7:42:14 PM  
My art sense is at the Dogs Playing Poker level so if I decide to spend $450 million on something it won't be an old painting. Maybe something that looks real good and goes real fast.
 
2022-11-30 7:45:36 PM  

ParadoxDice: HA! Joke's on him! It's Obi-Wan Kenobi!

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2022-11-30 7:50:07 PM  
All of you who won't stop owning a farking personal vehicle paid for that stupidity.
Hahaha.
 
2022-11-30 7:52:15 PM  
After all this time, it probably needs another coat
 
2022-11-30 7:52:21 PM  
Ahh money laundering.

"Worth $6.7 billion, Russian oligarch...The fertilizer king made news for selling a painting for $450 million and even for buying Trump's seaside Florida mansion"

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2022-11-30 7:53:47 PM  

waxbeans: All of you who won't stop owning a farking personal vehicle paid for that stupidity.
Hahaha.


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2022-11-30 8:00:30 PM  
Such a heartwarming story 🙄
 
2022-11-30 8:01:13 PM  

IdentInvalid: On one hand, he spent decimal point levels of his money on it.  On the other, carpet bomb the hell out of that entire area of the world.


Your life isn't affected by the price of gas?
 
2022-11-30 8:05:48 PM  
A majority of experts in the field think it isn't a Da Vinci. As a method of money laundering sure it works but as a matter of art it is a fraud.
 
2022-11-30 8:18:50 PM  

Valter: How much did the NFT for it cost?


The receipt is in a weird cloth covered "black" box shack that people travel across the globe to visit that has a magical rock that is totally not an idol. I'm feeling offended right now. How dare anyone describe any thing. This isn't the middle ages. This is the 21st century.

Oh, but only certain birthing people are permitted to visit for reasons. Probably the "chattel" lines in a the magic book are just for exclusion. Geez people this is basic stuff.
 
2022-11-30 8:21:59 PM  
SPOILER ALERT!

This might end up like the big finale of Glass Onion. It wouldn't even surprise me anymore.
 
2022-11-30 8:30:43 PM  

Eastern Airlines: Ahh money laundering.

"Worth $6.7 billion, Russian oligarch...The fertilizer king made news for selling a painting for $450 million and even for buying Trump's seaside Florida mansion"

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Yeah, I thought that was pretty obvious just from the title.

"I totally accidentally bid against my own guy and that's why I paid such a ridiculous price. Not because I'm using this as a paper thin excuse to move some illegitimate money around."
 
2022-11-30 8:31:43 PM  
So much for the Muslim hated of icons.
 
2022-11-30 8:31:51 PM  
Leonardo's assistant Antonio Boltraffio should be proud his painting  his next highest sale of a painting went for a little over $190k with buyer premium
 
2022-11-30 8:36:19 PM  

waxbeans: All of you who won't stop owning a farking personal vehicle paid for that stupidity.
Hahaha.


Joke's on you - I own an electric vehicle.

I'm not propping up Arab oil oligarchs, I'm propping up African cobalt oligarchs.
 
2022-11-30 8:41:17 PM  
Haha. Not even authentic.
 
2022-11-30 8:45:37 PM  
"When Arab princes lay their hands on something, they truly turn it into gold."

What the hell does that even mean within the context of this story?
 
2022-11-30 8:56:15 PM  
fark Jesus and all religions.

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2022-11-30 8:57:07 PM  

Valter: How much did the NFT for it cost?


The receipt is in a weird cloth covered "black" box shack that people travel across the globe to visit that has a magical rock which is totally not an idol. I'm feeling offended right now. How dare anyone describe any thing. This isn't the middle ages. This is the 21st century. I have cancelled this post.

Oh, but only certain birthing people are permitted to visit for reasons. Probably the "chattel" lines in a the magic book are just for exclusion. Geez people this is basic stuff.

Remember, this post has been cancelled with extreme prejudice. The good kind of prejudice.

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2022-11-30 9:15:13 PM  
Well he put the painting on a boat. A very big boat with every creature feature modern technology can provide. The painting will be kept in a light controlled and climate controlled environment, certainly. The painting by da Vinci is safe. On a boat.
 
2022-11-30 9:19:30 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: So much for the Muslim hated of icons.


many holy books point out not to worship false idols yet people fill their houses with paintings, murals, posters and art work representing false idols. the church has stained glass depictions. there's no stopping the madness.
 
2022-11-30 9:41:49 PM  
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2022-11-30 9:59:40 PM  

Delta1212: Eastern Airlines: Ahh money laundering.

"Worth $6.7 billion, Russian oligarch...The fertilizer king made news for selling a painting for $450 million and even for buying Trump's seaside Florida mansion"

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Yeah, I thought that was pretty obvious just from the title.

"I totally accidentally bid against my own guy and that's why I paid such a ridiculous price. Not because I'm using this as a paper thin excuse to move some illegitimate money around."


You're not far off. Art is subjective and therefore a painting that initially sold for $10k is now $450 million USD because of a pissing contest? Little bit of a red flag there. Ask Van Gogh about how much his art was worth. 

Old trick, actually ; regarding money laundering. Artwork, relics, etc.
 
2022-11-30 10:23:51 PM  

Delta1212: Eastern Airlines: Ahh money laundering.

"Worth $6.7 billion, Russian oligarch...The fertilizer king made news for selling a painting for $450 million and even for buying Trump's seaside Florida mansion"

[Fark user image image 221x240]

Yeah, I thought that was pretty obvious just from the title.

"I totally accidentally bid against my own guy and that's why I paid such a ridiculous price. Not because I'm using this as a paper thin excuse to move some illegitimate money around."


These are people who kidnapped a western journalist and hacked him up with a scimitar and faced zero repercussions. They don't need to launder money.
 
2022-11-30 10:42:16 PM  

Eastern Airlines: Delta1212: Eastern Airlines: Ahh money laundering.

"Worth $6.7 billion, Russian oligarch...The fertilizer king made news for selling a painting for $450 million and even for buying Trump's seaside Florida mansion"

[Fark user image image 221x240]

Yeah, I thought that was pretty obvious just from the title.

"I totally accidentally bid against my own guy and that's why I paid such a ridiculous price. Not because I'm using this as a paper thin excuse to move some illegitimate money around."

You're not far off. Art is subjective and therefore a painting that initially sold for $10k is now $450 million USD because of a pissing contest? Little bit of a red flag there. Ask Van Gogh about how much his art was worth. 

Old trick, actually ; regarding money laundering. Artwork, relics, etc.


I don't think Saudi princes need to launder money. They're kinda expected to piss away vast sums of cash. iat's their job.
 
2022-11-30 10:45:10 PM  

Earl of Chives: Eastern Airlines: Delta1212: Eastern Airlines: Ahh money laundering.

"Worth $6.7 billion, Russian oligarch...The fertilizer king made news for selling a painting for $450 million and even for buying Trump's seaside Florida mansion"

[Fark user image image 221x240]

Yeah, I thought that was pretty obvious just from the title.

"I totally accidentally bid against my own guy and that's why I paid such a ridiculous price. Not because I'm using this as a paper thin excuse to move some illegitimate money around."

You're not far off. Art is subjective and therefore a painting that initially sold for $10k is now $450 million USD because of a pissing contest? Little bit of a red flag there. Ask Van Gogh about how much his art was worth. 

Old trick, actually ; regarding money laundering. Artwork, relics, etc.

I don't think Saudi princes need to launder money. They're kinda expected to piss away vast sums of cash. iat's their job.


It was about the Russian getting clean money and a public bribe.
 
2022-11-30 10:49:25 PM  

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No fortune and glory?
 
2022-11-30 10:59:13 PM  

waxbeans: All of you who won't stop owning a farking personal vehicle paid for that stupidity.
Hahaha.


That's why I paid the surcharge for an impersonal vehicle.
 
2022-11-30 11:40:01 PM  

BarryJV: waxbeans: All of you who won't stop owning a farking personal vehicle paid for that stupidity.
Hahaha.

Joke's on you - I own an electric vehicle.

I'm not propping up Arab oil oligarchs, I'm propping up African cobalt oligarchs.


👍🏽 it's the least anyone can do 👍🏽
 
2022-11-30 11:41:22 PM  

SBinRR: waxbeans: All of you who won't stop owning a farking personal vehicle paid for that stupidity.
Hahaha.

That's why I paid the surcharge for an impersonal vehicle.


My point is most of us should walk or use mass transit 🚇 🚌 🚏 🚍 🚎
 
2022-12-01 12:45:21 AM  
When terrorist fight each other, everyone wins
 
2022-12-01 3:16:18 AM  

ParadoxDice: HA! Joke's on him! It's Obi-Wan Kenobi!

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2022-12-01 3:55:43 AM  
That website does not seem compatible with Marxism.
 
2022-12-01 11:00:17 AM  
Schmucks.
 
2022-12-01 3:06:54 PM  

eurotrader: Earl of Chives: Eastern Airlines: Delta1212: Eastern Airlines: Ahh money laundering.

"Worth $6.7 billion, Russian oligarch...The fertilizer king made news for selling a painting for $450 million and even for buying Trump's seaside Florida mansion"

[Fark user image image 221x240]

Yeah, I thought that was pretty obvious just from the title.

"I totally accidentally bid against my own guy and that's why I paid such a ridiculous price. Not because I'm using this as a paper thin excuse to move some illegitimate money around."

You're not far off. Art is subjective and therefore a painting that initially sold for $10k is now $450 million USD because of a pissing contest? Little bit of a red flag there. Ask Van Gogh about how much his art was worth. 

Old trick, actually ; regarding money laundering. Artwork, relics, etc.

I don't think Saudi princes need to launder money. They're kinda expected to piss away vast sums of cash. iat's their job.

It was about the Russian getting clean money and a public bribe.


Also gets money into Russia past the sanctions.
 
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