Stolen Klimt sells for 30 million Euros

 A Gustav Klimt landscape has sold for 30 million Euros in New York. The painting, entitled “Litzlberg am Attersee” was stolen by the Nazis in Austria in 1938 and recently returned to the owner this year.

The painting, which depicts rolling hills beside a lake, was in The Salzburg Museum of Modern Art until last summer but was recently returned to the family of the original Jewish owner.

Sotheby’s in New York expected the painting to fetch 25 million dollars but this figure was surpassed, the landscape’s final sale price was 40.4 million dollars.