Herrick Represents Neue Galerie in Acquisition of Gustav Klimt’s “Adele Bloch-Bauer I” (Woman in Gold)

June 30, 2006 – Press Release
Herrick, Feinstein LLP

Herrick Feinstein LLP represented Neue Galerie New York, a museum devoted to early twentieth-century German and Austrian art, in connection with its acquisition of Gustav Klimt's 1907 portrait, "Adele Bloch-Bauer I".

The portrait of Mrs. Bloch-Bauer, who was the wife of a prominent Jewish industrialist and the hostess of a famous Vienna salon, was, for years, the focus of a restitution battle between the Austrian government and Maria Altmann, a niece of Mrs. Bloch-Bauer from whose family this work, as well as four other Klimt paintings, was looted by the Nazis during World War II. All five paintings were restituted to Mrs. Altmann earlier this year and all will be on display at Neue Galerie New York from July 13- September 18, 2006.