The image of the artist Gustav Klimt Zwei Liegende (“Two lying”), considered to be lost, was found in the closet of the deceased Austrian pensioner, who for many years illegally kept him at home. About it informs radio ORF.
The former secretary, who retired in 1977, kept Klimt’s work at home. As early as 1951, the owner of the work, Olga Yeger, transferred the painting for temporary use to the Museum of Modern Art in Linz. When in 2006 the heirs of Eger wanted to take their property, it became clear that the drawing was gone. Relatives Yager filed a lawsuit, the proceedings began. The woman, who found a job, bequeathed the work to the city of Linz. After her death in 2017, the woman’s lawyer handed over the drawing of the city administration.
According to the edition Krone , in the will, the woman reported that she once found out at work that the exhibits handed over to the museum for temporary use were improperly decorated. She informed the manager about this, who demanded that she keep it secret. In exchange for silence, he “presented” her with a drawing of Klimt.