Culture\Events and Festivals

Sotheby's set to auction Klimt’s work

By Lin Qi | | Updated: 2017-02-17 16:12

Sotheby's set to auction Klimt’s work

Bauerngarten, by Gustav Klimt. [Photo provided to]

Austrian painter Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), noted for portraying female bodies, is also known for his landscapes.

Klimt's Bauerngarten, in which he presents a joyful scene of garden full of blossoms, will be auctioned on March 1 at Sotheby's sale of impressionist and modern art.

Painted in 1907, Bauerngarten was inspired by Klimt's annual summer retreat to the shore of Lake Atter.

The painting arose from a visit to a garden of a local farmer. It shows a vibrant combination of daisies, poppies and roses.

Last year, Oprah Winfrey, herself an art collector, sold Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II for $150 million to a Chinese buyer whose name was not revealed.


Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349