'Woman in Gold' an adequate film on dazzling Klimt paining

April 1, 2015 3:02 PM

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"That's quite a painting," someone says in "Woman in Gold" on first glimpsing Gustav Klimt's celebrated "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I," and anyone seeing the artwork in person during its brief visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art or at its current home at New York's Neue Galerie would have to agree.

The saga of how this dazzling work, sometimes known as "the Mona Lisa of Austria," came to leave the walls of Vienna's august Belvedere Gallery to take up permanent residence in the United States is quite a story as well.

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