The municipality of Amiens asked Madonna to lend a painting. The mayor of the French city made this request in a video, in which she also explains why the star requested the artwork.
This is a painting from the nineteenth century Diana and Endymion By Jerome Martin Langlois. According to Mayor Brigitte Faury, this work was loaned by the Louvre to the Picardy Museum in Amiens before the First World War. It was on display there until 1988. After that, the artwork disappeared.
Madonna bought the painting, or a copy of it, for $1.3 million at auction in 1989. When the singer photographed her home for Report in 2015, art experts noticed the missing painting in the photos.
“Obviously, we are in no way opposed to the legal way in which you came across this business,” Faurey’s message to Madonna on Facebook is. Then she asked if the singer would like to lend her city in 2028. Amiens hopes to be the cultural capital of Europe that year.
The mayor also says, “I’m not sure this is the original work.” “But they look very similar. I would like the people of Amiens to see them again.”
Madonna, who will come to Amsterdam for a concert at the end of this year, did not respond to the request.
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