Gustav Klimt painting missing for almost a century is auctioned for $32 million

Gustav Klimt painting missing for almost a century is auctioned for  million

“The portrait of Miss Lieser”, one of the last works of the Austrian modernist painter Gustav Klimtreached a price of about $32 million this Wednesday at an auction in Viennamuch less than expected by some experts.

The piece, valued at up to $53 million, was originally commissioned by an Austrian Jewish family and was left unfinished when Klimt died in February 1918, and It was missing for almost a century.

The word “disappointment” was the most repeated in the room at “im Kimsky”, the Viennese auction house that last fall was commissioned to organize the sale by the current owner, who had inherited the piece from relatives.

The auction, which started with 28 million euros, He only had three offers before reaching the final 30 million, after repeated appeals for more bids by the auctioneer.

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