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"Until a few decades ago, Gustav KlimtJan 25 2007

"Until a few decades ago, Gustav Klimt was relatively ignored by the art establishment. Now his paintings are among the most expensive ever sold. How did the Viennese painter's prices rise so high so fast?"

Current world record holder for most moneyJun 21 2006

Current world record holder for most money paid for a painting: Gustav Klimt. Prize money was accepted posthumously by Maria Altmann, an heir of the painting's subject.

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