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Latest Gustav Klimt Items
Jim Carrey has delivered more than his share of great performances. But this undercover act wasn't one of them.
Seized by the Nazis in 1938 from a Jewish man on the orders of Hitler's Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, then held behind the Iron Curtain in Communist East Berlin, thousands of rare posters are finally back in the hands of collector Hans Sachs' family.
Naked men of all sizes and shapes are appearing on Vienna kiosks as a prestigious museum kicks off an exhibit of male nudity.
In 1907, Austrian painter Gustav Klimt completed three years of work on his portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, the daughter of a prosperous Jewish banker and the wife of a Czech-born industrialist. Ninety-nine years later, Ronald Lauder of New York bought the painting, by then the subject of an art-world furor and knotty legal battles in America and Austria.
The bohemian atmosphere of downtown New York in the 1970s and 1980s had a huge impact on the art of Keith Haring, from his impromptu subway chalk drawings to his maze-like abstract paintings.
A 1915 painting by Gustav Klimt that was looted by the Nazis and returned to the owner's grandson has sold for $40.4 million at auction.
Raoul Ruiz, a French-Chilean filmmaker who directed John Malkovich in a role as Austrian artist Gustav Klimt and worked to put cinema on an artistic par with literature, has died. He was 70.
At the dawn of the 20th century, Vienna, Austria, was a hotbed of cultural experimentation. Painter Gustav Klimt, composer Gustav Mahler, psychologist Sigmund Freud and other artists and intellectuals were challenging conventions with new theories and expressions. A tiny slice of the Viennese avant-garde is being served up at the Textile Museum, where 50 fabric samples and related objects pay homage to a modern arts-and-crafts group called the Wiener Werkstatte or Vienna Workshop. This spinoff of Klimt's Secession movement aimed to blur the distinctions between fine and applied arts and create a single design aesthetic for an entire room or building.