Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer




Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt ($ 135,000,000)
The record sale - which followed a court order by the Austrian government to return 
Bloch-Bauer painting to his legatees - was the culmination of a years-long 
controversy over this painting looted by Nazis during the 
World War II.
 The portrait was handed down in 2006 to Lauder heir.

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