Gustav Klimt

Austrian painter, 1862-1918

The Austrian symbolist painter was one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art. Klimt's primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. In addition to his figurative works, which include allegories and portraits, he painted landscapes. In 2006, the 1907 portrait, Adele Bloch-Bauer I, was purchased for the Neue Galerie New York by Ronald Lauder reportedly for US $135 million, surpassing Picasso's 1905 Boy With a Pipe (sold May 5, 2004 for $104 million), as the highest reported price ever paid for a painting.

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Klimt, Gustav

Maler (1862-1918). Printed document signed. Wien. 1 S. Gr.-8vo. Beigebogen eine hs. Autorisation zur Reproduktion durch die Fa. H. Gedan, Xylographisches Kunstinstitut (1 S., qu.-gr.-8vo).
$ 6,595 / 5.800 € (48334/BN30767)

Printed contract as used by the "Gesellschaft für vervielfältigende Kunst" in Vienna, to whom Klimt here grants the unique and unlimited right to reproduce his brother's painting "Hanswurst auf der Jahrmarktbühne" as exhibited at the Künstlerhaus in April 1895. - The picture had been completed by Klimt after his brother's death in 1892. - Several contemp. notes; severe edge damage.

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Klimt, Gustav

Maler (1862-1918). Autograph letter signed. Wien. 1 S. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse.
$ 15,919 / 14.000 € (48407/BN30850)

To Ludwig M. König, son of the textile wholesaler family Johann König & Son, Vienna, apologizing for not beeing able to comply König's kind invitation, which was apparently related to a season ticket for the opera or theater. Klimt, and especially his life companion Emilie Flöge and her fashion boutique, were in close business contact with König & Son. - Somewhat wrinkled and dusty; small tears re-backed.

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Klimt, Gustav

Maler (1862-1918). Confirmation signed. Wien. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Mit einer Beilage (s. u.).
$ 10,802 / 9.500 € (49371/BN33749)

Confirms the receipt of 765 Kronen as well as 9 drawings and 1 oil painting. - Includes a typed letter in which a Mr. Krzizek requests this confirmation, mentioning the Austrian painter Carl Moll, who had obtained two of Klimt's drawings for an auction held at the Palais Auersperg.

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Klimt, Gustav

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Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), Maler, Zeichner. E. Bildpostkarte m. U., Gastein, 3. Juli 1914, beidseitig beschrieben, 8°. Bleistift. An Anna Klimt in Wien in Steuerangelegenheiten: „[…] habe dem Bankhaus Auftrag gegeben die Steuer zu zahlen – bitte dem ungehobeltem Steuerkommisär [!] in meinem Auftrag sonst die Thür zu weisen – bitte mir zu schreiben ob der Commisar vom Neubau oder (-)iking ist. Ich möchte mich über diesen Herrn beschweren! Ich habe geglaubt das Ihr letzten Mittwoch schon auf Land gezogen seid, warum geht Ihr nicht? […]“ – Die Bildpostkarte zeigt den „Hohen Sonnblick (3106m)“.


Klimt, Gustav

Eigenh. Brief mit U.
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To an unnamed addressee, accepting an invitation to a dance event but on the condition that he does not have to dance.


Klimt, Gustav

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To the Austrian lawyer Friedrich Hetzer, sending greetings from holiday in Badgastein, and grumbling about bad weather. - The image side shows the waterfall at Badgastein.