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Subjects : Portrait
Keywords : Art Nouveau, Painting, dress, hat, portrait, standing
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Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II is a painting by the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt, painted in 1912. It is the second portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, the first having been painted in 1907. Adele Bloch-Bauer (1881-1925) was the young wife of Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, a sugar magnate who owned Austria's largest sugar refinery, as well as being a patron of the arts and an art collector. Adele, the daughter of a Vienna banker, was one of Gustav Klimt's muses. The painting, along with the portrait painted in 1907 and other works by Klimt, was looted by the Nazis. After the war, Portrait of Adèle Bloch-Bauer II was exhibited at the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere until 2006, when, after a long legal battle, it was returned to Adèle Bloch-Bauer's niece, Maria Altmann. In November 2006, Christie's auction house put the painting up for sale, fetching 88 million US dollars, the 14th highest price ever paid for a painting. The buyer was American television presenter Oprah Winfrey. In autumn 2014, Portrait of Adèle Bloch-Bauer II was given on special long-term loan to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In the summer of 2016, Oprah Winfrey sold it to an unidentified Chinese buyer for US$150 million. In 2017, the painting was temporarily loaned to the Neue Galerie (New York) for the exhibition "Klimt and the Women of Vienna's Golden Age, [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the art nouveau style.


« Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II » is kept at Private collection.


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