GUSTAV KLIMT PAINTING
Gustav Klimt's "Landhaus am Attersee," from around 1914, oil on canvass, is estimated to be worth $18 to $25 million according to Sotheby's in New York. (UPI Photo/Sotheby's)
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Christie's in New York held another record-setting auction this week, with postwar paintings fetching sky-high prices.
Today is Friday, July 14, the 195th day of 2006 with 170 to follow.
A portrait by Gustav Klimt reportedly has been bought for $135 million, making it the most expensive painting to have ever been purchased. The gold-flecked 1907 oil portrait "Adele Bloch-Bauer I" by Klimt was purchased for the Neue Galerie in Manhattan by
Austrian journalist Hubertus Czernin, who was instrumental in returning art seized by the Nazis to its rightful owner, has died in Vienna at 50.
A court in Austria ordered its government to hand over five Nazi-stolen paintings worth nearly $150 million to a Jewish woman living in Los Angeles.
Today is Thursday, July 14, the 195th day of 2005 with 170 to follow.
Actress/model Elizabeth Hurley has introduced her beachwear collection, entitled Elizabeth Hurley Beach, at New York City's Saks Fifth Avenue.