The outrage sparked by the clumsy handling of a Nazi-looted art trove in Munich, which was revealed this month, shows the urgent need for transparency in the art world, from museums to auction houses to private collections. (via Europe’s dirty little art secret)
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
Gustav Klimt,Vienna 1908
Gustav Klimt and his Family
My Klimt Diary.
// Used as poetry book. And keeps safe the only photo I have of my passed away Mother in the secret pocket inside.
This book never leaves my side. I bring it everywhere I go.
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing…
Detail - Gustav Klimt’s “Old Italian Designs”
The Kiss by Gustav Klimt (detail), oil and gold leaf on canvas, 1907–1908
the earth is my body, my head is in the stars on We Heart It. http://weheartit.com/entry/35579115/via/ladyhdextasy