Austria Loses Fight to Keep Klimt's £170m Gilded Masterpieces
Adele Bloch-Bauer 1
Paul Arendt~The Guardian
A collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt, stolen by the Nazis in 1938, has been restored to its heir in California after an eight-year legal battle. The five works, together worth £170m, now belong to 90-year-old Maria Altmann, who fled the Nazis following the annexation of Austria.
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Adele Bloch-Bauer is Maria Altmann's aunt.