THE LADY IN GOLD – GOLDEN FIVE – GUSTAV KLIMT – 2018 $1 50 mm Pure Silver Coin – Mint of Poland – Niue
ARTIST BREAKING THE RULES, THE MOST PROMINENT MEMBERS OF THE SECESSION MOVEMENT!
Gustav Klimt gained fame thanks to a very decorative style; golden back- ground, elaborate ornaments and contrasted colors, the hallmark of his individual approach, were seen as the rebellion against the traditional art. Nonetheless, the academic circles of that time criticized his works of art as controversy. Today, the legacy of Gustav Klimt is still inspiring consecutive generations of artists.
The second element of the series depicts the “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I”, also known as “The Lady in Gold”. In 2016, the masterpiece was sold for a record price of 135 million dollars, the highest sum ever ordered for a painting. Ferdinand Bloch, an Austrian banker and sugar manufacturer, ordered the portrait of his 18-year-old fiancé. At that time, he couldn’t anticipate that his future wife and Gustave Klimt had known each other much closer than he could suspect… The masterpiece overwhelms with the abundance of forms of expression: a shining golden mosaic, numerous ornaments and intercrossing curves so characteristic of the Secession art.
Material: Pure Silver (99.99%)
Condition: Proof with digital printing and amber insert
Weight: 17.5 grams
Diameter: 50 mm
Face Value: $1.00