Friday, June 26, 2015

Klimt painting sold for 321 million – Vasterbotten Courier

A painting by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt was sold for breathtaking SEK 321 million at the auction house Sotheby’s in London on Wednesday, writes the LA Times.

Klimt completed the painting, which bears the name “Portrait of Gertrude Low,” in 1902. It was previously owned by Klimt Foundation and the heirs of the depicted woman, who was also known as Gertha Felsöványi. Her father, who was Gustav Klimt’s doctor ordered the work.

The auction house had expected that the board would be sold for around SEK 198 million.


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