"Leonardo: Painter at the Court of Milan" NEWS
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London's National Gallery will be exhibiting 9 of 15 known Leonardo da Vinci paintings along with various sketches. This could very well be the first and possibly only time this many of his works of art have been displayed together. Pieces from around the world will be shown November 9-February 5, 2012. It's already nearly sold out with only a couple hundred tickets available at the door.
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Leonardo da Vinci gets celebrity billing with UK show LINK
- "(Reuters) - Move over George Clooney. Lady Gaga? So yesterday. The new celebrity in town is Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, subject of a major exhibition at London's National Gallery that has generated the hype of a Hollywood blockbuster."
- LONDON -- It has masterpieces, media frenzy, a contested gem -- everything but the "Mona Lisa." London's latest blockbuster art show confirms Leonardo da Vinci as a Renaissance rock star.A new exhibition of the artist's paintings at London's National Gallery is opening amid A-list levels of hype and anticipation. The BBC asked viewers: "Is this the greatest art exhibition ever?" Tuesday's VIP preview is being broadcast live on television and in 40 British movie theaters.
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- "A rash claim, I know, but there really is something very strange going on at the National Gallery, where the most comprehensive Leonardo show ever opens today. The press show I went to yesterday was the oddest I've been to. Already the queues were building up for the tiny number of tickets that haven't been sold. The warders seemed keyed up with excitement, with a sort of modest pride at being close to something so celebrated."
- "LONDON— A "once-in-a-lifetime" exhibition of paintings and drawings by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci opened in London Wednesday. The show, "Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan," at London's National Gallery includes nine of da Vinci's 15 surviving paintings -- the first time so many of the artist's paintings have been exhibited together. The estimated insurance value of the works on show is $2 billion. "I think this is maybe a once-in-a-lifetime experience," said Luke Syson, curator of Italian painting before 1500 for The National Gallery. "(The exhibition) sort of tops everything, it's a moment in history really."