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."

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