Boomer is a London based art gallery created by a group of London based artists and art enthusiasts who aim to transcend the gap between cultures and countries, highlight the best hidden gems out there and push the boundaries forward.
The original painting, attributed to Leonardo da Vinci was sold at auction for US$450.3 million, setting a new record for most expensive painting ever sold at public auction
John Marshall ( 12 February 1952 – is a contemporary realist painter who lives and works in Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada. A native of Dublin Ireland, his realistic paintings pay compliments to his subjects. John’s distinctive personal style in reproducing Old Master paintings, particularly Leonardo da Vinci, emanates from the life and soul of the original masterpiece and expresses the vibrant spirit and atmosphere of the master himself.
Apart from Old Masters, John’s innate talent captures landscapes and people which are all brought to life with contrasting and harmonious colors and bold compositions. As John explains, “I want to look into the soul of the subject and be immersed in it’s heart and spirit.”
John graduated from the National College of Art in Dublin and studied art in Paris France.
From 2013 to 2019, John received multiple advertising global awards for his patented new advertising innovation that attracted some of the biggest names to implement his new digital technology.
Now, art is my single pastime and my life. It brings me back to my teenage years. My challenges are my determination to make each canvas better than the one before and to make each paining EXACTLY like the original. Now that I have left the blood sweat and tears of daily working life, I want to learn as much as I can about the old masters and Leonardo da Vinci in particular. I know nothing about the Old Masters Academy , but winning your award would make me a part of your world and your community. I believe that my ability and my eye for detail allows me to reproduce old master paintings as exact replicas and that my Salvator Mundi is an example of my talent.
With a fascination of Leonardo da Vinci for many years, it took a hospital visit and the chance reading of “The Saviour of the World” to renew my passion for painting , in particular Fine Art and Renaissance. The Old Masters have been a fascination for the world and reading the story and history of Salvator Mundi, motivated me to channel Leonardo’s technique and spirit. The painting was completed in August 2021 is a replica of the original Salvator Mundi. Taking over 10 months to complete, I sent an image to some of the leading Old Master historians and Leonardo experts in the world. The responses he received were amazing (see below)
Salvator Mundi (Latin for ”Savior of the World”) is a painting attributed in whole or in part to the Italian High Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, dated to c. 1499–1510. Long thought to be a copy of a lost original veiled with overpainting, it was rediscovered, restored by Dianne Dwyer Modestini, Clinical Professor at the Institute of Art, NYU, and included in Luke Syson’s major Leonardo exhibition at the National Gallery, London, in 2011-12. Christies claimed just after selling the work that most leading scholars consider it to be an original work by Leonardo, endorsed by Martin Kemp, one of the world’s leading authorities on the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci.
On November 15, 2017, the painting was then sold at auction for US$450.3 million by Christie’s in New York to Prince Badr bin Abdullah, for his friend Mohammad Bin Salman, setting a new record for most expensive painting ever sold at public auction.