How Ron Lauder Decided To Buy A $135 Million Painting

“When did you become fascinated by Klimt? Lauder: I took a trip to Vienna as a teenager and saw Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ and ‘Bloch-Bauer.’ I found them absolutely stunning. Whenever I went back to Vienna, I visited them. How long did it take you to decide to buy the Klimt? Lauder: Thirty seconds.”