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Emir Sheikh Tamim: Gauguin sets off court battle

The art-buying habits of Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani have prompted a court battle over the September 2014 sale of a painting by the French post-impressionist Paul Gauguin. With a price tag of $210m Nafea faa ipoipo (When Will You Marry?), was the most expensive painting ever sold at the time, a record now held by the $450m paid for Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi last year by a Saudi royal.

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