|Adele Bloch-Bauer I painted by Gustav Klimt|
It took more than 60 years for the paintings to be returned to the Bloch heirs led by Maria Altmann who in turn sold the the paintings thru Christie's. The paintings are considered 2 of the most expensive paintings ever sold. The portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I was sold for US$135 million to Ronald Lauder. It is now displayed in Lauder's Neue Galerie in New York City. The Adele Bloch-Bauer II painting was sold for US$88 million to another buyer.
|Adele Bloch-Bauer II by Gustav Klimt|
I hope I can get the chance to see the actual paintings and I know that it will be an unforgettable experience.