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  • Lauder paid most for Klimt work

    To the Editor: If I am not mistaken, I believe that the record paid for a Klimpt painting is over $100 million by Ambassador Lauder. David Schimel Great Neck, N.Y. Editor’s note: Mr. Schimel is correct. Ronald Lauder in June 2006 reportedly paid $135 million for the 1907 Klimt work "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I." More ▸

  • Looted art is a Holocaust story

    To the Editor: In the case of the story on the Klimt at auction, JTA was negligent in the omission of the underlying history. It is obvious that the phrase Nazi-looted is a sexy term in journalism, but the real term lacking in the story is the Holocaust. This was a Jewish family. The ancestor… More ▸