FrontRunners: Reacquired Taste

    A jewel among Gustav Klimt landscapes will headline the Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale (www.sothebys.com) on November 2 in New York. Litzlberg am Attersee (Litzlberg on the Attersee), painted in 1914, could fetch $25 million or more. It is the second major Klimt landscape offered by Sotheby’s in two years; the London branch sold 1915’s Kirche in Cassone (Landschaft mit Zypressen) (Church in Cassone—Landscape with Cypresses) for $43.2 million in February 2010. The two identically sized canvases once flanked a window in the Viennese home of Viktor Zuckerkandl, an ardent collector who often purchased landscapes directly from Klimt. Later seized from one of Zuckerkandl’s relatives by the Nazis, Litzlberg am Attersee eventuallyfound its way to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, which returned it to the Zuckerkandl family in July.

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    Photograph by Ron Pierson, courtesy of Guernsey's
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