with one of Gustav Klimt's most evocative portraits. Powerful gold notes and the extraordinary design elements of Klimt's style make this mask stand out.
About The Woman in Gold
The Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (also called The Lady in Gold or The Woman in Gold) is the final and most fully representative work of Klimt's golden phase, showing deep ties to Klimt's fascination with early Christian mosaic artwork.
After being stolen from it's rightful owners by the Nazi's in the 1941 the painting wound up in the ownership of the Austrian government who placed it in the permanent collection of a museum in Vienna. Years of legal battle ensued that culminated in the US Supreme Court passing a decision that stated the work was stolen and the painting's ultimate return to it's original commissioner's niece, Maria Altmann.
The painting is now in the collection of Neue Galerie in New York city.