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Gustav Klimt

Stolen Klimt painting—buried for 20 years—to go back on show at Italian museum

Discovered by the gardener at the Ricci Oddi gallery last year, Portrait of a Lady will be the star of a series of exhibitions on the much-loved artist

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Art crime

Suspect list in stolen Klimt saga grows

A woman connected to the museum where the painting was found is under investigation by the Italian police

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Diary

Is a romantic dinner in the company of Klimt’s The Kiss an option—or not?

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Discoveries

Stolen 'Klimt' found hidden in a wall will take a month to authenticate, officials say

Gardener discovered the painting behind a metal plate on an exterior wall at Italy's Ricci Oddi gallery

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Gustav Klimt

Experts pour cold water on Klimt discovery in Hungary

Designer who unearthed the plaster relief attributes it to the Austrian artist

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Books

The influence of Klimt in Central European art after the First World War

The adaptations and expansions of the Austrian painter in the nations of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the erotic drawings of Klimt and Schiele at the Royal Academy to a last chance to see two hard-hitting shows by Mika Rottenberg and Hannah Perry

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Don’t call me a woman artist: overlooked Surrealists. Plus, Klimt/Schiele

We talk to Alyce Mahon, the curator of the Dorothea Tanning exhibition in Madrid, and adviser for the Leonor Fini show in New York about the art and life of the two surrealist artists. Plus, as a spate of shows open in Europe and the US, we discuss how Klimt and Schiele compare. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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In the frame

International Cat Day scoop: pawprints found on kitten-loving Klimt’s print

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Books

The tortuous story of Gustav Klimt’s Nazi-looted, 100ft-wide Beethoven Frieze uncovered

New book exploring work's provenance is a must-read for those interested in the contentious field of art restitution

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Exhibitions

From Waldmüller to Klimt: bouquets in abundance at Vienna's Belvedere

Exhibition looks at Austrian obsession with flower painting since the 18th century

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Exhibitions

A hundred works for 100 years: New York’s Neue Galerie marks Klimt and Schiele's centenary

New show explores how the Austrian artists tackled “issues that we’re grappling with today”

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Conservation & Preservation

From Monet to Van Gogh: Factum Arte re-creates lost masterpieces for Sky Arts TV series

New show tells the stories behind seven great works that have disappeared and the creation of digital facsimiles

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Podcast episode 19: celebrating Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele on the centenary of their deaths

A look at the life and art of the two Austrian greats as shows open marking their 100th anniversary. And the New Museum Triennial is reviewed.

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Exhibitions

Museums pay tribute to Vienna’s visionary voyeurs, Klimt and Schiele, on 100th anniversary of their deaths

The artists are the subject of exhibitions across the Austrian capital—and beyond

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Art market

New discoveries add value to Old Master drawings

From Pontormo to Klimt, dealers invest in research in the hope of boosting prices

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Restitution

Ongoing Nazi loot restitution claims

A look at some of the artworks subject to ongoing international restitution claims

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Gustav Klimt

Two new catalogues and an exhibition on Klimt

An overview of what's on the world of Klimt

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Austria

Leonard Lauder’s Klimt landscape belongs to me, says heir of Nazi victim

Georges Jorisch is represented by Randol Schoenberg, the lawyer who last year won his eight-year case against Austria for the return of five Klimts to California resident Maria Altman

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Ronald Lauder

Lauder raises $190m cash as Bloch-Bauer Klimts come up for sale

Austria and Los Angeles had both hoped to keep the works

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July 2006

How long can this amazing art market boom last?

In recent years have seen works sold for explosive prices—and now in 2006 we are asking if this an indication of an accelerating trend or a reflection of the cyclical nature of the market?

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Ronald Lauder

Lauder pays $135m for Bloch-Bauer Klimt

The painting will go to the Neue Galerie

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Restitution

Austria must return five Nazi-looted Klimt paintings to the heirs of the Jewish collector Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer

“Morally, this is a gain for Austria” not a loss, says Maria Altmann

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Maria Altmann

Struggles continue over Klimt Nazi-loot lawsuit

Maria Altmann had urged an earlier trial date while in dispute with Austrian government

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Restitution

Austria aims to dismiss restitution bid: “If you want the Klimts come and claim them in Austria”

Maria V. Altmann is attempting to reclaim 6 Klimt paintings looted by the Nazis

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Maria Altmann

Supreme Court says Austria can be sued in the US over Nazi-loot case

The Justices rule six to three in favour of Maria Altmann. She can now pursue her case in American courts

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Restitution

US Supreme Court hears the Austria Klimt case

The Bush administration argues that Austria cannot be sued in a US court because it would interfere with foreign relations

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Restitution

Some progress in restitution of Klimt paintings, but much more needs to be done

Maria Altmann’s ongoing attempt in the US to hold Austria to account for its allegedly unlawful retention of six Klimt paintings that belonged to her family and were then looted by the Nazis has focused international attention on Austria’s often ambivalent attitude towards the matter of what should be done about Nazi-looted art in public collections

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Restitution

Supreme Court to decide whether Austria can be sued in the US

An American citizen is claiming six Klimts from the Nationalgalerie in Vienna alleged to have been seized from her uncle by the Nazis and then unlawfully retained by Austria after the war

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Second World War

World War II still rippling in Austria: Restitution fears hamper the Klimt show, and a flak tower becomes a Kunsthalle

Is this the predicted 'chilling effect' on international loans?

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Restitution

Counsels of very grudging justice: Austrian government divided on restitution claims

The Austrian Parliament decided that full restitution should be made to victims of the Nazis and to those who had been coerced into giving works after 1945 to the museums - but the advisory council has twice taken its own, negative, line