Klimt On The Bubble

How “did a work by Klimt, who was largely ignored by the art establishment just a few decades ago, suddenly vault more than four times to a previous auction record of $29.1 million? How did he surpass even Picasso, whose $104.2 million Blue Period Boy with a Pipe (1905)–still a much discussed market milestone two years after the fact–officially holds the slot for the most expensive painting sold at public auction?”