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The Lady in Gold
- The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, 'Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer'
- By: Anne-Marie O'Connor
- Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
- Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
The Lady in Gold, considered an unforgettable masterpiece, one of the 20th century's most recognizable paintings, made headlines all over the world when Ronald Lauder bought it for $135 million a century after Klimt, the most famous Austrian painter of his time, completed the society portrait. Anne-Marie O'Connor, writer for the Washington Post, formerly of the Los Angeles Times, tells the galvanizing story of the Lady in Gold, Adele Bloch-Bauer, a dazzling Viennese Jewish society figure.
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- By David A Weatherbie on 04-13-15
Amazing writing, research & story!
Where does The Lady in Gold rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
What did you like best about this story?
It covered so much - the Jewish origins & experience in Vienna, the Viennese artists' involvement in the contemporary art movements of the 20th century, the varied experiences of the different families before, during & even after the Nazi times, & finally the detailed legal issues that brought "The Lady in Gold" portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer to the United States.
Which scene was your favorite?
Impossible to single out any one - all so rich in "you are there" details.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
It was wonderful to dwell in for a whole week to not miss a word.
Any additional comments?
Having seen the 5 Klimt paintings at the Neue Galerie when they were first exhibited in New York & knowing some of the background, I found the book very special.
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