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#473 - Gustav Klimt

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Rare Vienna artist’s document for a Klimt collaboration
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Austrian symbolist painter (1862–1918) and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Very early and extremely desirable partly-printed DS in German, one page, 5 x 8.75, April 27, 1895. Contract used by the Society for Reproductive Art publisher in Vienna, in which Klimt grants them the unique and unlimited right to reproduce the painting 'Hanswurst auf der Jahrmarktbu¨hne,' as exhibited at the Kunstlerhaus in April 1895. Boldly signed at the conclusion by Klimt. A related document in another hand, dated 1896, is affixed to the reverse, and both have numerous office notations. Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), a small tear to the bottom edge, and other expected document wear, otherwise fine condition. The painting this document concerns was begun by Gustav’s brother, Ernst Klimt, but it was left unfinished with Ernst’s sudden death in November 1892; Gustav finished it two years later and added a portrait of his Ernst’s widow, Helene Floge, to the scene. An exceptionally desirable piece directly concerning the artist’s work, and intimately associated with his personal life. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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