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Gustav Klimt

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In June 2006, the Neue Galerie in New York purchased Gustav Klimt's 1907 Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I for $135 million. This deposed Picasso's Boy With a Pipe (sold May 2004 for $104 million) as the highest reported price ever paid for a piece of art sold at a public auction. However, Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was a controversial figure in his time. Far from being acknow ...more
Hardcover, 175 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Quercus Books
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Samiur
Mar 24, 2014 Samiur rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paintings
A keeper; Fabulous masterpiece as part of my "amateur art collection" (in quotes, considering this is a book). My personal top 3 Klimt favorites are: The Kiss (which I earlier saw at the Belvedere Museum in Vienna in 2013), Hope, and Avenue in Schloss Kammer Park.

Naturally, I have many other Klimt favorites (particularly from the time period he used Gold); both Klimt's paintings and portraits, as well as, short-descriptions of the paintings in this book portray a self-portrait of Gustav and his
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Jaimie
Jul 24, 2016 Jaimie rated it it was amazing
Who the hell desecrates a book by razoring the pages out?!?! I got this book a while ago at a thrift store, so I was never expecting it to be perfect, but never before have I seen such disregard fot the sanctity of a book! Even though the evil person took out some of the best of Klimt's paintings this book was still a wonder to behold - all of the remaining art is (of course) beautiful, there was just enough writing to give context, and the reproduction quality was top-notch.
Palma
Jul 27, 2012 Palma rated it really liked it
This is an enormous book and beautiful to flick through when needing inspirations. Includes some details and description on each piece plus facts on the life of Gustav. Not just a pretty book to look at!
Chris Gager
Sep 21, 2011 Chris Gager rated it really liked it
Another glossy GK coffee table book with large reproductions of those fabulously valuable paintings.
Janet
Aug 28, 2014 Janet rated it liked it
Shelves: art
A beautifully-illustrated volume, covering all the major paintings.
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