Adele Bloch-Bauer II by Gustav Klimt

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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... Read More

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You all know by now. the. story, how that famous and magnificent Secession painting wwas looted by the nnazis, and kept by the ausstrian state eversince after tthe war. After many years of acrimonious fights in courts beween lawyers and subtle lobbying with congressmen in Washington, DC, Ronald Schoenberg, one of the two sons of the famous czech-hungarian-American composer, succeeded to strike a deal and to have Adele B.B. II returned to the old Mrs Altman, who sold it to the beauty products heir and magnate Ronald Lauder,
The tycoon shows Adele in his private across from the Met in NY...

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