Period: Lauder Article Worksheet



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Lauder Article Worksheet

  1. The portrait, of ___________________ the wife of a Jewish sugar industrialist and the hostess of a prominent Vienna salon, is considered one of the artist's masterpieces.

  2. In January all ______________ paintings were awarded to the niece, _____________now 90, who lives in Los Angeles, and other family members.

  3. Although confidentiality agreements surrounding the sale forbid _____________ to disclose the price, experts familiar with the negotiations, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he paid $_________ for the work.

  4. "This is our __________," said Mr. Lauder, a founder of the five-year-old Neue Galerie, a tiny museum at Fifth Avenue and 86th Street devoted entirely to German and Austrian fine and decorative arts.

  5. For most of the last 60 years the portrait has hung in the Austrian Gallery in the Belvedere Palace in Vienna near _________ another gold-flecked Klimt masterpiece of the Art Nouveau era.

  6. But when Germany annexed Austria in March 1938, Mr. Bloch-Bauer fled, leaving all of his __________behind. The ________ government confiscated his property, placed three of the paintings in the Austrian Gallery and sold the rest.

  7. Before Mr. Bloch-Bauer died, in November 1945, having spent the war years in Switzerland, he revoked all previous _______ and drafted a new one.

  8. Of the three, only _________________ is still living: she and her husband, Fritz, fled Austria during the war and settled in Los Angeles in 1942.

  9. In a telephone interview on Friday Mrs. Altmann said she had met Mr. Lauder, a former __________________ to Austria, some years ago and that she had visited the Neue Galerie when it first opened in November 2001.

  10. After the war the family tried to regain their _______ possessions, including the paintings, porcelains, palaces and the ___________ founded by Mr. Bloch-Bauer.

  11. Much of the artwork was divided up among the top _______, including _________and Hermann Göring; Reinhardt Hedrick, a Nazi commander, occupied a summer palace owned by Mr. Bloch-Bauer outside Prague.

  12. In 2000 Mrs. Altmann and the other heirs ________ the Austrian government in the United States.

  13. Austria went to court to seek a dismissal of the suit, and the case wended its way to the _______________________ which in June 2004 ruled that Mrs. Altmann could sue Austria in the United States.

  14. In January an arbitration tribunal in Austria decided in f_______of Mrs. Altmann and her fellow heirs, awarding them the ______paintings.

  15. In addition to "Adele Bloch-Bauer I" they include a second portrait of Adele, from 1911, and three landscapes: ___________ (1903), __________ (circa 1911) and ______________________ (1916).

  16. Mrs. Altmann said that when the gold portrait of her aunt finally hangs in the ___________, she will feel that it is finally where it belongs.

  17. The painting, which took Klimt _______ years to create, shows her aunt regally posed, with a mysterious gaze, sensuous red lips and her hands twisted near her face to conceal a __________finger.

  18. He used __________ throughout the richly painted background and in the glistening fabric of Adele's patterned gown.

  19. "I never saw her__________," Mrs. Altmann recalled in Friday in the interview.

  20. Mrs. Bloch-Bauer was known for giving frequent __________and surrounding herself with many of the great___________, ______________ and ____________ of the day, among them the composer Richard Strauss.

  21. She said although Adele was very close to Mrs. Altmann's mother, Therese, she also seemed to___________ her at times because Therese had a house full of healthy children and Adele had endured three____________ births.

  22. Of Klimt, who died in 1918, when Ms. Altmann was just a __________, she remembers hearing that he often wore a floor-length smock with nothing _____________.

  23. As for the other four paintings, experts estimate that they are together worth some ___________ million.

  24. The ________of these four has yet to be determined. "I can't decide," Mrs. Altmann said. "Maybe after they leave the Neue Galerie, they will go to Christie's.

  25. I very much hope they end up in __________.But for now I am just happy they have a home at the Neue Galerie. It is very deserved. I couldn't have wished for a better place."


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