Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Come See the Klimt (UPDATED)

Want to see what a $135 million painting looks like? The Klimt that Ronald Lauder recently bought for the Neue Galerie goes on view tomorrow. Bloomberg news is predicting a "mob scene."

UPDATE: Michael Kimmelman says the work is "beautiful, a gift to the city." And, even though it cost "the equivalent of the combined gross domestic products of Kiribati and São Tomé and Principe," "$135 million may even come to look like a bargain." The Times also has a nice slide show of the exhibition at the same link (left column).