The Belvedere Celebrates Klimt’s 150-Year Anniversary
Tags: Retrospective, Upcoming Exhibitions, Vienna
The Belvedere, Vienna’s famed museum & host to the largest collection of works by Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918), is celebrating the artist’s anniversary with Jubilee Exhibition: 150 Years Gustav Klimt.
120 works will be featured, including all of Klimt’s works in the museum’s collection, in addition to works on loan from other museums and private collections. The iconic Kiss (1908 – shown) will hang alongside Judith and Fritzer Riedler, in addition to new additions to the museum: Sunflower (1907) and Family (1909-1910), which were both recently donated by Viennese art collector Peter Parzer, and Portrait of a Bearded Man, which hung in a private collection and up until now has only been seen in black and white photographs.
The museum will not be showcasing the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, which hangs in New York’s Neue Galerie. The painting broke records when the museum’s founder, Ron Lauder, purchased it for a reported $135 million. “We didn’t ask for it, because we know it will never leave New York now,” says the museum’s vice-director Dr. Alfred Weidinger.
The exhibition runs until 6 January 2013.
Gustav Klimt anniversary exhibition comprising 120 works opens at The Belvedere via Art Daily.org
Photo courtesy of The Belvedere