|Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer|
|Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I is a painting by Gustav Klimt completed in 1907. According to press reports it was sold for US$135 million to Ronald Lauder for his Neue Galerie in New York City in June 2006, which made it at that time the most expensive painting ever sold. It has been on display at the gallery since July 2006. Update on ownership of painting-click here.|
This homage to Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer is part of The Museum Collection which is one of three Barbie Collector series inspired by some of the world's most iconic masterpieces.
They are the Barbie Art Van Gogh Doll:
|Barbie Art Van Gogh Doll|
Not all doll collectors studied art history so it won't seem such a sacrilege to have used the wonderful, emotive brushwork and colors of Van Gogh on a flirty blonde Barbie dress. I do like the dress and the way the black organic motif winds up and over her shoulder.
|Starry Night (June, 1889) by Vincent Van Gogh; Museum of Modern Art NYC|
|Barbie Art Leonardo Da Vinci Doll|
|Mona Lisa or La Gioconda (1503-1505/07) by Leonardo Da Vinci; Louvre, Paris, France|
Dolls are due July, 2011. MSRP $39.99 each