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Charles

Nice collection of images.

Of course you know that "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" (there is a version II) is a well-storied painting. It was confiscated by the Nazis and was at the center of one of the greatest legal battles ever attempted at repatriation of stolen art. The case even went before the US Supreme Court. The heirs won and they sold the portrait for $135 million, a record price for any painting. Now it's the centerpiece of the Neue Gallerie in New York City.

John F. Ptak

Thanks for the point, Charles. The back story (as they say) might be more interesting than my imaginary front story. I'm never really sure about how much to say about stuff, though I'm happy that H. Goering didn't eat his way through this painting.

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