Gustav Klimt

Austrian, 1862-1918

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Gustav Klimt

Austrian, 1862-1918

16,340 followers

Gustav Klimt is best known for his opulently gilded art nouveau portraits of women that epitomize …

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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 poster designs in the 1960s. Early in his career, Klimt was supported …

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Selected career achievements
High auction record
$88m, Christie's, 2006
Solo show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 2 more
Participated in a major biennial
documenta
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