Gustav Klimt painting sells for a record £47,971,250 at Sotheby’s

Gustav Klimt painting sells for a record £47,971,250 at Sotheby's

A painting by Gustav Klimt has become the third most expensive artwork ever sold in Europe, after fetching a record price of £47,971,250 ($59,321,248) at Sotheby's. Bauerngarten (Flower Garden) became the Austrian symbolist's highest-priced landscape work when it was sold at the London auction house on Wednesday. The oil-on-canvas depicting an "informal profusion of poppies, daisies and roses" follows Alberto Giacometti's Walking Man (£65m in 2010) and Peter Paul Rubens' The Massacre Of The…

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