Art: Leonardo da Vinci, an oligarch and the greatest art crime novelist of the century

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Art: Leonardo da Vinci, an oligarch and the greatest art crime novelist of the century

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The idea of ​​buying art came to Dmitri Rybolovlev when he looked at the empty walls of the new villa in Cologny on Lake Geneva. Cables and light bulbs hung from the plaster; the previous owner had illuminated his pictures appropriately. “Either something had to be rebuilt on the walls or the house,” the Russian concluded, as he reported in court in January.

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