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Noted as the only person ever painted more than once by Gustav Klimt, Adele Bloch-Bauer is the subject of the Neue Galerie New York’s latest Exhibition, “Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold” which will run from April 2, 2015 through September 7, 2015.
Painted in 1907, Adele Bloch-Bauer I, was acquired for Neue Galerie New York in 2006. At the time of the acquisition, the museum’s President and co-founder, Ronald S. Lauder, stated: “With this dazzling painting, Klimt created one of his greatest works of art.” During the years that Klimt worked on this one renowned commission, he had spent time in Ravenna Italy, where he visited the sixth-century church of San Vitale and was mesmerized by the richly decorated Byzantine mosaics, describing them as of “unprecedented splendor.” This, his first portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer incorporates jewel-like areas that resemble semi-precious stones and layers of lustrous gold and silver, as inspired by the mosaics that fascinated him.
This exhibition coincides with the opening of the Weinstein Company and BBC Films’ historical drama “Woman in Gold,” starring Helen Mirren as Adele Bloch-Bauer’s niece Maria Altmann, and Ryan Reynolds as lawyer Randol Schoenberg. The film opened in U.S. theaters on April 1, 2015 and is based upon the incredible true story of how Altmann, working in collaboration with Schoenberg, successfully sued the Austrian Government for the return of five Klimt paintings seized by the Nazis from the Bloch-Bauer family townhouse in Vienna during World War II.
Rounding out the exhibition at Neue Galerie New York are approximately 50 works, including Adele Bloch-Bauer I, paintings, related drawings, vintage photographs, decorative arts, as well as archival material.
Duggal Visual Solutions has been working with Neue Galerie New York for a number of years and is very proud of our part in the exhibition graphics for this new, important exhibition.