Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Last week, NPR did a short segment on the history of Gustav Klimt's masterpiece, the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. The painting was commissioned by Ms. Bloch-Bauer in 1903 and then removed from the family home by a Nazi officer, who delivered the painting to the national gallery in Vienna. The NPR details the legal battle between Bloch-Bauer's niece and the museum for ownership of the painting. You can listen here.