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Ronald Lauder’s Neue Galerie specializes in Austrian and German art. It’s showpiece is the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt, the Woman in Gold, that Lauder purchased in 2006 for $135 million. At that point it was the highest price ever paid for a painting. That has since been eclipsed by a da Vinci for $450 million. 
The reason for todays visit however was an exhibit of Lauder’s other collections to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the museum. It’s quite an eclectic mix. Selections of Greek and Roman statues, medieval art, old master drawings and a very large collection of armor which is promised to the Met. 
Perhaps most surprising was this one gallery set up with his collection of posters and ephemera from the film Casablanca. I was scolded by a guard for taking a photo so it’s a bit blurry. 
It’s a really interesting exhibit and you still get to look at the Klimts. 
The Cafe Sabarsky at the museum is really good if you can get in. There’s always a long line. 






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Besides Cafe Sabarsky, the chef also has a place in the West Village, Wallse. Enjoyed a lovely NYE dinner right before the pandemic. There's a lovely painting by the chef's friend, Julian Schnabel. 

There is also a new Viennese modern restaurant (unrelated to Sabarsky and Wallse) at the ACE hotel in NoMad, Koloman, named after the artist (Koloman Moser) who was part of the group involved in the Viennese Secessionist movement. His works are also in the Neue Gallerie. The restaurant just got 3 stars from the NYT. 

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