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Amedeo Modigliani
Jeanne Hébuterne (Au chapeau)
£16,360,000 (ca. $30,296,296)
Sotheby’s London
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Aug. 10, 2006

The Neue Galerie’s celebrated installation of five Klimt works, "Gustav Klimt: Five Paintings from the Collection of Ferdinand and Adele Bloch-Bauer," July 13-Sept. 18, 2006, has suddenly become a "selling exhibition." Maria Altmann, the 90-year-old Los Angeles resident who won the pictures from the Galerie Belvedere in Vienna after a long court battle, promptly selling the gold-encrusted Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) to Neue Galerie founder Ron Lauder for a reported $135 million, has now announced plans to turn the remaining paintings over to Christie’s auction house for sale.