Klimts in New York
The portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer that sold for $135 million earlier this year is not the only Klimt up for sale. It was only one of five paintings by Gustav Klimt that the Austrian relinquished to Maria Altmann, a niece of Mrs. Block-Bauer, after a court ruled that the paintings were improperly seized by the Nazis when Austria was annexed in World War II.
The paintings are on view at the Neue Galerie in Manhattan through October 9th. The paintings will be auctions by Christie's on November 8th.
This is "Birch Forest," painted in 1903.