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Artwork Replica | Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907 by Gustav Klimt (1862-1918, Austria) | WahooArt.com

Artworks , Museum Art Reproductions Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer I - 1907 By Gustav Klimt
 Artwork Replica | Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907 by Gustav Klimt (1862-1918, Austria) | WahooArt.com
Artworks , Museum Art Reproductions Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer I - 1907 By Gustav Klimt

"Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I"

Gustav Klimt - Oil On Canvas - 138 x 138 cm - 1907

The rich entrepreneur Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, who made his money in the sugar industry, commissioned this picture, which took three years to finish. In 1912, Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, a patron of the arts, commissioned Klimt to paint another portrait of his wife Adele. Adele Bloch-Bauer was Klimt's sole subject who was painted twice. This picture is likely most known not for its aesthetic merits, but for the scandalous history it has had from its conception. Adele Bloch-Bauer wanted the artwork to go to the Austrian State Gallery after she died, but it was taken by advancing German forces during World War II. Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer designated the paintings to his nephews and nieces, including Maria Altmann, in 1945. Despite this, the artwork remained in the possession of the Austrian government, and it was not restored to the Altmann family until 2006, following a lengthy legal fight. The work was later auctioned for $135 million dollars, the highest amount paid at auction for a painting at the time. It is presently on exhibit in New York's Neue Art Gallery.





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