The work of the famous painter Gustav Klimt was sold at auction in London for $59 million, making it the third most expensive work of art sold in Europe. Klimt’s “Bauerngarten (Flower Garden),” painted in 1907 depicts poppies, daisies, zinnia and roses in full bloom in a garden. Helena Newman, chairman of Sotheby’s Europe, said that the painting is one of the greatest artistic masterpieces that have been offered at auction.
On topping the list of most expensive art work sold in Europe there is a sculpture by Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti’s “Walking Man I”, which sold for 65 million pounds in 2010.
Work by Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens’ “The Massacre of the Innocents”, sold for $ 92 million in 2002.
London’s auction house Sotheby’s earned at yesterday ‘s auction $240 million, a record for the auction in the British capital.
Austrian painter Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is one of the main representatives of symbolism and founder of the Vienna Secession art movement and one of the main themes of his work is the woman’s body.