"The Kiss" is considered the most famous painting by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt. Little did he know at the time, but his masterpiece has gone on to achieve iconic status. It's also now the subject of millions of copies.
100 years ago in Vienna, the artists Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele and architect Otto Wagner all died within a few months of each other. Their works shaped Jugendstil, Viennese art nouveau. They remain unforgotten.
On the 100th anniversary of Gustav Klimt's death, two restitution cases illustrate how returning paintings to the heirs of the original Jewish owners remains a tangled process.
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