Friday, July 10, 2015

ODD BITS: A 21st century Adele Bloch-Bauer

When Gustav Klimt’s much-loved 1907 portrait Adele Bloch-Bauer I, famously looted 
from her family by the Nazis, was at long last retrieved from Austria in 2006, Viennese schoolchildren were invited to imagine her new life in America. 

Adele Bloch-Bauer I, Gustav Klimt, 1907
Oil, silver, and gold on canvas

Pictured below is one of the zanier results of this project, on display now 
along with the Neue Galerie NY's exhibition 
“Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold.”

Adele B-B meets Lucille B?

Photo of Adele Bloch-Bauer c. 1910

And more Klimt-related news:

At the Belvedere Museum in Vienna, through October 11, 2015
Klimt and the Ringstrasse – A Showcase of Grandeur 

Medicine, Gustav Klimt, 1901

More info here, and in a future Mad for Mod posting

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