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Heirs Demand Return of Gustav Klimt Beethoven Frieze

(3) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 12:29 PM

2013-10-25-20131025BeethovenScan2.jpgJERUSALEM -- Before the war, Erich Lederer was a charming Vienna ladies man, a pillar of bohemian society who angled to meet Josephine Baker as Austrian church leaders were deeming her unfit for polite company--and told his family they...

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New Answers Coming to Light for Hidden-Away Klimt Paintings

(2) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 3:28 PM

JERUSALEM -- For many years, a collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt, some of them stolen by Nazis, languished in a quiet apartment on Vienna's Strudlhofgasse, hidden away from the growing obsession with the early modernist who painted "The Kiss."

The paintings had been collected by Gustav Ucicky, a Nazi...

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2012: The Year of Gustav Klimt?

(5) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 4:08 PM

Vienna is proclaiming 2012 to be the year of Gustav Klimt, its most famous painter.

But as Austrian tourist officials invite the world to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birthday of this early modernist, some of his most spectacular portraits and landscapes are missing from the walls of Austrian...

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