Filed under: Auctions
After her Klimt painting sold for a record price earlier this year, ninety year old Maria Altmann has decided to sell her remaining four paintings by the same artist. All five were returned to her after having been confiscated from her family by Nazis in 1938. The four paintings have a combined value of somewhere from $100-$150 million, according to Christie's auctioneers, and include
"The Kiss," "Adele Bloch-Bauer II" - a portrait of Altmann's aunt and, it is speculated, the artist's long-time lover - "Houses in Unterachon Lake Atter" (pictured), "Apple Tree I" and "Birch Forest." All five of the paintings are currently on display at the Neue Gallerie in New York and will remain there until at least September 18th.