20 January 2011

Portraits of Adele Bloch, LOVE LOVE LOVE

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I is a painting by Gustav Klimt completed in 1907.
According to press reports it was sold for US$135 million to Ronald Lauder for his Neue Galerie in New York City in June 2006,
which made it at that time the most expensive painting ever sold.
It has been on display at the gallery since July 2006.
source by wikipedia

Adele Bloch-Bauer II is a 1912 painting by Gustav Klimt.
Adele Bloch-Bauer was the wife of Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer,
who was a wealthy industrialist who sponsored the arts and supported Gustav Klimt.
Adele Bloch-Bauer was the only model to be painted twice by Klimt;
she also appeared in the much more famous Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.
Both portraits of Adele Bloch-Bauer were part of a protracted court battle
in the United States and in Austria (see Republic of Austria v. Altmann)
which resulted in five Gustav Klimt paintings being returned to Maria Altmann,
the niece of Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, in January 2006.
In November 2006,
Christie's auction house sold "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II"
at auction for $88 million,
the third-highest priced piece of art at auction at the time.
source by wikipedia

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