Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt. Adele was the beloved Aunt of Maria Altmann, who belonged to an Austrian family, from whom the Nazis looted the painting along with everything the family owned. Maria fought the Austrian government to get the painting back with the help of lawyer Randol Schoenberg. Helen Mirren plays Maria Altmann in 'Woman in Gold' - #ArtHistory #ArtLove
Gustav Klimt: Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, Oil and gold on canvas. It took three years to complete the portrait, which was destined to have a complicated history. Purchased by Ronald Lauder for the Neue Galerie, New York. Don't miss the viennese cafe
Maria Altmann, with son Peter, holds a print of "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer." Maria Altmann escaped Nazi-occupied Vienna as a newlywed and returned to wage a triumphant fight to recover Gustav Klimt's iconic gold portrait of her remarkable aunt.