When will you find Gustav Klimt and Oprah Winfrey in the same room together? The answer: When she's making a pretty $62 million profit from one of the legendary artist's paintings.
Winfrey just sold a Klimt painting, "Potrait of Adel Bloch-Bauer II," for $150 million to an unidentified Chinese buyer, after temporarily lending the artwork to the for an exhibit that ran from September 22 to January 16, reports .
The TV legend and entrepreneur purchased the painting at Christie's in New York for $87.9 million in 2006 — and since then, its value has increased by 71 percent.
Behold, the work of art:
"Adele Bloch-Bauer II," a painting completed in 1912 by Gustav Klimt.
The painting is one of two formal portraits Gustav Klimt created of a woman named Adele (no, not that Adele), who was an important patron of his, according to the . It was completed in 1912 and represents Vienna's cultural elite: Adele, a wealthy woman, is towering in a luxurious dress and standing against a backdrop that suggests an opulently decorated interior.
Over the years, the painting has been in many hands. The Nazis took possession of it in 1938, along with other works of art, and it wasn't returned to the rightful Bloch-Bauer heirs until 2006 after many legal negotiations.
Winfrey has a and currently resides in Montecito, California. Which leaves us to wonder — what other famous pieces of art does she have in her estate? Whatever the answer is, one thing that we've always known to be true is more certain than ever: Oprah Winfrey has impeccably good taste.