The true story that inspired the movie Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.
Contributor to the Washington Post Anne-Marie O’Connor brilliantly regales us with the galvanizing story of Gustav Klimt’s 1907 masterpiece—the breathtaking portrait of a Viennese Jewish socialite, Adele Bloch-Bauer. The celebrated painting, stolen by Nazis during World War II, subsequently became the subject of a decade-long dispute between her heirs and the Austrian government.
When the U.S. Supreme Court became involved in the case, its decision had profound ramifications in the art world. Expertly researched, masterfully told, The Lady in Gold is at once a stunning depiction of fin-de siècle Vienna, a riveting tale of Nazi war crimes, and a fascinating glimpse into the high-stakes workings of the contemporary art world.
One of the Best Books of the Year: The Huffington Post, The Christian Science Monitor.
Winner of the Marfield National Award for Arts Writing. Winner of a California Book Award.
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Ms. O'Connor has told an important story. Yet it is hard not to agree with the late John Updike, who upon visiting the Neue Galerie in 2007 lamented that there are "not enough" Klimts "to show the curve of a career."Read Full Review of The Lady in Gold: The Extraor... | See more reviews from WSJ online
The central and largest section of Ms. O'Connor's book is devoted to the brutal destruction of their Vienna.Read Full Review of The Lady in Gold: The Extraor... | See more reviews from WSJ online
O'Connor does not gloss over complexities of the Klimt affair or the spoils of victory.Read Full Review of The Lady in Gold: The Extraor... | See more reviews from LA Times
Author Anne-Marie O’Connor doesn’t miss a beat in the telling of this incredible tale, all at once taking us back to fin-de-siecle Vienna, exposing Nazi war crimes and reminding us of the challenges within the world of contemporary art.Read Full Review of The Lady in Gold: The Extraor...
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