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Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of a Lady (1916–17).
Art experts have confirmed that a painting discovered hidden inside an Italian art gallery’s walls last month is Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of a Lady,” which was stolen from the gallery nearly 23 years ago.
In December, a gardener clearing ivy at the gallery discovered the canvas, half-concealed by a trash bag, behind a metal panel on the gallery’s exterior. Investigation commenced immediately to determine if the painting was Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of a Lady (1916–17).
On Friday, experts confirmed the painting was the prized Klimt, which had been stolen from the Galleria d’Arte Moderna Ricci Oddi in Piacenza, Italy, almost 23 years ago, and that it is now valued around $60 million.
Painting found inside Italian gallery wall confirmed as a genuine work of Gustav Klimt
Charlene Pele and Frances D'Emilio · The Associated Press
ITV News 17 Jan 2020
THE DETAILS OF THE PAINTING'S STORY!
Portrait found in gallery walls verified as missing Klimt masterpiece
Painting was stolen from Italian art gallery 23 years ago
Art experts have confirmed that a painting discovered hidden inside an Italian art gallery's walls last month is Gustav Klimt's Portrait of a Lady, which was stolen from the gallery nearly 23 years ago.
The authentication of the painting announced Friday solved one of the art world's enduring mysteries — where did the missing work end up? — but left several questions unanswered, including who had taken it and whether it ever left the museum's property.
A gardener at the Ricci Oddi modern art gallery in the northern Italian city of Piacenza was clearing away ivy last month and noticed a small panel door on a wall outside. He opened it and, inside the space, found a plastic bag containing a painting that appeared to be the missing masterpiece.
Charlene Pele and Frances D'Emilio · The Associated Press ·
Posted: Jan 17, 2020 2:08 PM ET | Last Updated: January 17
Beautiful painting!!! I wonder why was it hidden there and forgotten for so long?
Usually when someone steals a painting is to resell it under a blackmarket clientele! !
WHAT AN INVESTMENT!!!
As it happens now they are going to sell the paNiting with a story and the prize of the paint is right there above the business dudes the real thieves!!
--- experts confirmed the painting was the prized Klimt, which had been stolen from the Galleria d’Arte Moderna Ricci Oddi in Piacenza, Italy, almost 23 years ago, and that it is now valued around $60 million.
THIS IS CRAZY!!
I'm sure the artist was poor!
I'm sure the artist was poor!
Often artist are extremely poor and get reckon after their death!
THAT IS A WONDERFUL STORY.
But why so expensive, who decides the price-up?
Recent sales of Klimt's works have fetched up to $170 million. Oprah sold one that she had, to a buyer in China, for $150 million.
That is because Gustav Klimt had used (during his "Golden period") real gold and silver in his paintings. Guilding it on, along with using mother-of-pearl buttons, cut opaline glass buttons, stained glass set into metal, and small mirrored plates.
He received an award from an Emperor (of Austria), and high society women wanted their portraits done by him, even a Baroness. Lots of women wanted to have sexual relations with him. (He fathered 14 children.)
Yet he shunned society and lived away from it all. The ladies came to him to have their portraits done. He received a lot of criticism for painting too erotically (lots of exposed female parts).
He wasn't poor as an artist, although he did start out very poor as a child- one of seven children.
I hope this was fun info.
(One last interesting thing.) He was a character.Where he lived, as an adult, he wore just a robe. Nothing underneath, no underwear. I wonder if he had none as a child, and just got used to it?
Saw this thread on the room advertisements, and had to jump in. We have a copy of one of his paintings, "The Kiss", as our living room picture. It has been a conversation-starter.