The lady in Gold
by Anne-Marie O’Connor
Editor: Random House USA Inc
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National best-seller of The Real Story that Inspired the Film Golden Woman starring Helen Mirren and Ryan ReynoldsContributor to the Washington Post, Anne-Marie O’ Connor brilliantly delights us with the galvanization of the history of Gustav Klimt, 1907 masterpiece–a breathtaking portrait of a worldly Viennese Jew, Adele Bloch-Bauer.The famous painting, stolen by the Nazis during the Second World War, became the subject of a long decade of litigation between his heirs and the Austrian government.When the US Supreme Court became involved in the case, its decision had far-reaching ramifications in the art world.Skillfully studied, masterfully said, The Lady of Gold is both a superb late century representation of Vienna, a fascinating history of Nazis for war crimes, and a fascinating insight into the high stakes cogs of the world of contemporary art.One of the Best Books of the Year: The Huffington Post, The Christian Science MonitorWinner of the Marfield National Prize for Writing ArtsWinner of the California Book Award
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