This section of the website is devoted to information about Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi. Although the painting and my involvement with it are completely distinct from the activities of Robert Simon Fine Art, I thought it would be useful to gather here some of the references to the painting, its discovery, and reception. - RBS

Interviews with
Robert Simon, and Dianne Dwyer Modestini

Many articles in the press have alluded to the roles Robert Simon and Dianne Dwyer Modestini played in the rediscovery of Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi. Please find below the interviews given by the art historian and conservator, respectively, in recent months.


Ben Hoyle's interview with Robert Simon from the The Times, "It's kind of scary - I wrapped it in a bin liner and jumped in a taxi with it" published November 12, 2011 and then reprinted as "Saviour of the world's lost Leonardo treasure" in The Australian on November 16, 2011.

Alessandro Cassin's interview with Robert Simon for L'Espresso, "Cosi si scopre un Leonardo" published on March 22, 2012.

Megan Doll's interview with Dianne Dwyer Modestini, "The Lost Leonardo; a Master's Priceless Work is Found" for NYU Alumni Magazine, Fall 2011.

Jean Dommermuth's interview with Dianne Dwyer Modestini in the NYU-IFA Conservation Center Newsgram, January 2012.