Gustav Klimt

Austrian, 1862–1918

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Gustav Klimt is best known for his opulently gilded art nouveau portraits of women that epitomize fin-de-siècle Vienna. His Symbolist pastiches of pale nudes, allegorical gardens and erotic content served as the basis for many American psychedelic

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$78.5m, Christie's, 2006
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Zusammengekauerter Halbakt
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£75,000
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Work on Paper
blue pencil on paper
35.56 x 55.25 cm
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£75,000
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Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
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GUSTAV KLIMT (1862-1918) blue pencil on paper 21 ¾ x 14 3/8 in. (55.2 x 36.4 cm.) Drawn in 1914-1915
Zusammengekauerter Halbakt
blue pencil on paper
Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
£75,000
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35.56 x 55.25 cm
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Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
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£75,000
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GUSTAV KLIMT (1862-1918) blue pencil on paper 21 ¾ x 14 3/8 in. (55.2 x 36.4 cm.) Drawn in 1914-1915
Margaret Stonborough-Wittgenstein from the front, seated with large décolleté and shawl, 1904
Sold on Jun 22, 2021
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black chalk on paper
35.0 x 54.9 cm
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Jun 22, 2021
Dorotheum
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black chalk on paper, 54.9 x 35 cm, framed
Margaret Stonborough-Wittgenstein from the front, seated with large décolleté and shawl, 1904
black chalk on paper
Jun 22, 2021
Dorotheum
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35.0 x 54.9 cm
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Jun 22, 2021
Dorotheum
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black chalk on paper, 54.9 x 35 cm, framed
Kopf des Wohlgerusteten Starken Ornament und verweifelter, kiender, nackter Mann (Head of well-armored, strong man, ornament and desperate, kneeling, naked man)
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Pencil and black chalk on paper
30.5 x 45.7 cm
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$20,160
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Jun 7, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property from a West Coast Collector  Signed with the initials G.K. (lower center); inscribed R (lower right)  Pencil and black chalk on paper 18 by 12 in. (45.7 by 30.5 cm) Framed: 30 ¾ by 25 in. (78.1 by 63.5 cm)
Kopf des Wohlgerusteten Starken Ornament und verweifelter, kiender, nackter Mann (Head of well-armored, strong man, ornament and desperate, kneeling, naked man)
Pencil and black chalk on paper
Jun 7, 2021
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$20,160
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30.5 x 45.7 cm
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Jun 7, 2021
Sotheby's
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$20,160
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Property from a West Coast Collector  Signed with the initials G.K. (lower center); inscribed R (lower right)  Pencil and black chalk on paper 18 by 12 in. (45.7 by 30.5 cm) Framed: 30 ¾ by 25 in. (78.1 by 63.5 cm)
Standing female nude to the left, 1916
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€94,050
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pencil on paper, with above two adhesive strips affixed to cardboard
36.0 x 56.0 cm
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€94,050
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Jun 1, 2021
Dorotheum
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1916/17 signed lower right: Gustav Klimt, study for 'Die Freundinnen II', 1916/17 (1945 at Immendorf Castle, Lower Austria, burned), pencil on paper, above with two adhesive strips fixed on cardboard, Image section 56 x 36 cm, sheet size 56.8 x 37.3 cm, passepartout, lower right corner with part of a round stamp, browned, slight crease marks, pencil somewhat smeared in the area of the right elbow and partially slightly roughened paper surface, left margin with remains on the reverse an old adhesive mount Ruf 16000
Standing female nude to the left, 1916
pencil on paper, with above two adhesive strips affixed to cardboard
Jun 1, 2021
Dorotheum
€94,050
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36.0 x 56.0 cm
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Jun 1, 2021
Dorotheum
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€94,050
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1916/17 signed lower right: Gustav Klimt, study for 'Die Freundinnen II', 1916/17 (1945 at Immendorf Castle, Lower Austria, burned), pencil on paper, above with two adhesive strips fixed on cardboard, Image section 56 x 36 cm, sheet size 56.8 x 37.3 cm, passepartout, lower right corner with part of a round stamp, browned, slight crease marks, pencil somewhat smeared in the area of the right elbow and partially slightly roughened paper surface, left margin with remains on the reverse an old adhesive mount Ruf 16000
Weiblicher Kopf, Dekorative Lineare Strukturen (Female Head, Decorative Linear Structures), 1901
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Pencil and colored crayon on paper
32.1 x 43.4 cm
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Apr 30, 2021
Sotheby's
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Pencil and colored crayon on paper 17 ⅛ by 12 ⅝ in. (43.4 by 32.1 cm) Framed: 30 ¼ by 22 ¼ in. (76.8 by 56.5 cm) Executed in 1901. Marian Bisanz-Prakken, Albertina, Vienna, will include this work in her Supplement to Alice Strobl's catalogue raisonné of Klimt’s drawings.
Weiblicher Kopf, Dekorative Lineare Strukturen (Female Head, Decorative Linear Structures), 1901
Pencil and colored crayon on paper
Apr 30, 2021
Sotheby's
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32.1 x 43.4 cm
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Apr 30, 2021
Sotheby's
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Pencil and colored crayon on paper 17 ⅛ by 12 ⅝ in. (43.4 by 32.1 cm) Framed: 30 ¼ by 22 ¼ in. (76.8 by 56.5 cm) Executed in 1901. Marian Bisanz-Prakken, Albertina, Vienna, will include this work in her Supplement to Alice Strobl's catalogue raisonné of Klimt’s drawings.
Stehende Figur im Verzierten Kleid (Standing Figure in Ornamented Gown), 1915
Sold on Apr 30, 2021
$163,800
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Pencil on paper
37.5 x 57.2 cm
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$163,800
Auction Sale
Apr 30, 2021
Sotheby's
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Pencil on paper 22 ½ by 14 ¾ in. (57.2 by 37.5 cm) Framed: 30 ¼ by 22 ¾ in. (76.8 by 57.8 cm) Executed in 1915-16. Marian Bisanz-Prakken, Albertina, Vienna, will include this work in her Supplement to Alice Strobl's catalogue raisonné of Klimt’s drawings.
Stehende Figur im Verzierten Kleid (Standing Figure in Ornamented Gown), 1915
Pencil on paper
Apr 30, 2021
Sotheby's
$163,800
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37.5 x 57.2 cm
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Apr 30, 2021
Sotheby's
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$163,800
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Pencil on paper 22 ½ by 14 ¾ in. (57.2 by 37.5 cm) Framed: 30 ¼ by 22 ¾ in. (76.8 by 57.8 cm) Executed in 1915-16. Marian Bisanz-Prakken, Albertina, Vienna, will include this work in her Supplement to Alice Strobl's catalogue raisonné of Klimt’s drawings.
Zwei Studien des Oberkörpers eines Mannes, Kinder-studie (Two Studies of a Nude Male Torso Male Facing Right; Study of a Child); Sechs Studien eines Kindes nach rechts (Six Studies of a Child Facing Right): A Double-Sided Drawing, 1900
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$20,160
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Work on Paper
Black chalk on paper
31.4 x 47.3 cm
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$20,160
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Apr 30, 2021
Sotheby's
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Stamped with the Nachlass mark (on the verso) Black chalk on paper 18 ⅝ by 12 ⅜ in. (47.3 by 31.4 cm) Framed: 30 ¼ by 22 ¾ in. (76.8 by 57.7 cm) Executed circa 1900-01.
Zwei Studien des Oberkörpers eines Mannes, Kinder-studie (Two Studies of a Nude Male Torso Male Facing Right; Study of a Child); Sechs Studien eines Kindes nach rechts (Six Studies of a Child Facing Right): A Double-Sided Drawing, 1900
Black chalk on paper
Apr 30, 2021
Sotheby's
$20,160
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31.4 x 47.3 cm
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Apr 30, 2021
Sotheby's
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$20,160
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Stamped with the Nachlass mark (on the verso) Black chalk on paper 18 ⅝ by 12 ⅜ in. (47.3 by 31.4 cm) Framed: 30 ¼ by 22 ¾ in. (76.8 by 57.7 cm) Executed circa 1900-01.
Hockender Weiblicher Akt (Squatting Female Nude), 1901
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Work on Paper
Black chalk on paper
32.1 x 45.0 cm
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Apr 30, 2021
Sotheby's
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Signed with the initials G.K. (lower center); inscribed R (lower right)  Black chalk on paper 17 ¾ by 12 ⅝ in. (45 by 32.1 cm) Framed: 30 ¼ by 22 ¾ in. (76.8 by 57.8 cm) Executed in 1901.  Marian Bisanz-Prakken, Albertina, Vienna, will include this work in her Supplement to Alice Strobl's catalogue raisonné of Klimt’s drawings.
Hockender Weiblicher Akt (Squatting Female Nude), 1901
Black chalk on paper
Apr 30, 2021
Sotheby's
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32.1 x 45.0 cm
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Apr 30, 2021
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Signed with the initials G.K. (lower center); inscribed R (lower right)  Black chalk on paper 17 ¾ by 12 ⅝ in. (45 by 32.1 cm) Framed: 30 ¼ by 22 ¾ in. (76.8 by 57.8 cm) Executed in 1901.  Marian Bisanz-Prakken, Albertina, Vienna, will include this work in her Supplement to Alice Strobl's catalogue raisonné of Klimt’s drawings.
Bekleidete Figur nach rechts (Dressed Figure to the Right), 1902
Sold on Apr 7, 2021
£12,600
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Work on Paper
pencil on paper
29.8 x 49.9 cm
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£12,600
Auction Sale
Apr 7, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
Property from a Private Italian Collection signed G.K. (lower centre) and inscribed R (lower right) pencil on paper 49.9 by 29.8cm., 19⅝ by 11¾in. Framed: 70.5 by 55.6cm., 27¾ by 21⅞in. Drawn in 1902.
Bekleidete Figur nach rechts (Dressed Figure to the Right), 1902
pencil on paper
Apr 7, 2021
Sotheby's
£12,600
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29.8 x 49.9 cm
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Apr 7, 2021
Sotheby's
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£12,600
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Property from a Private Italian Collection signed G.K. (lower centre) and inscribed R (lower right) pencil on paper 49.9 by 29.8cm., 19⅝ by 11¾in. Framed: 70.5 by 55.6cm., 27¾ by 21⅞in. Drawn in 1902.
Auf dem Bauch liegender Halbakt nach rechts (Semi-nude Lying on her Stomach turned to the Right), 1910
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Work on Paper
coloured pencil on paper
56.0 x 37.2 cm
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Apr 7, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property from a Private Italian Collection stamped with the Nachlass stamp (lower right) coloured pencil on paper 37.2 by 56cm., 14⅝ by 22in. Framed: 58.5 by 77.5cm., 23 by 30½in. Drawn in 1910.
Auf dem Bauch liegender Halbakt nach rechts (Semi-nude Lying on her Stomach turned to the Right), 1910
coloured pencil on paper
Apr 7, 2021
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56.0 x 37.2 cm
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Apr 7, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property from a Private Italian Collection stamped with the Nachlass stamp (lower right) coloured pencil on paper 37.2 by 56cm., 14⅝ by 22in. Framed: 58.5 by 77.5cm., 23 by 30½in. Drawn in 1910.