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By Anne-Marie O'Connor
The spellbinding story, part fairy tale, part suspense, of Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, one of the most emblematic portraits of its time; of the beautiful, seductive Viennese Jewish salon hostess who sat for it; the notorious artist who painted it; the now vanished turn-of-the-century Vienna that shaped it; and the strange twisted fate that befell it. The Lady in Gold is considered an unforgettable masterpiece, made headlines all over the world when Ronald Lauder bought it for $135 million a century after Klimt completed the society portrait.
Anne-Marie O’Connor, writer for The Washington Post, tells the galvanizing story of the Lady in Gold, Adele Bloch-Bauer, a dazzling Viennese Jewish society figure; daughter of the head of one of the largest banks in the Hapsburg Empire, head of the Oriental Railway, whose Orient Express went from Berlin to Constantinople; wife of Ferdinand Bauer, sugar-beet baron. O'Connor was a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and has written extensively on the Klimt painting and the Bloch-Bauer family's efforts to recover its art collection Her articles have appeared in Esquire, The Nation, and The Christian Science Monitor.
- 368 pages, 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 x 1-1/4 inches
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