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Gustav Klimt, Bauerngarten (1907)

103,000$
Almost a quarter of the total at Sotheby’s spring London Impressionist and Modern auction total was brought in by Klimt’s vibrant garden scene, Bauerngarten, which sold for just under £48 million, or $59.3 million, a record for a landscape by the Viennese Secessionist artist and the third-highest price for any work of art sold at auction in Europe. It was guaranteed to sell, having been backed by a third-party guarantor. Two Asian collectors chased the canvas, but it went to the house’s specialist for Austria, as Viennese curator Alfred Weidinger predicted to Artsy that it might.