Scott Reyburn believes he has identified the seller of the Klimt that leads Sotheby’s sale in London next week.
The longtime owner of the painting has been the London-based Canadian collector David Graham, according to a person with knowledge of the matter, who declined to be identified because of art trade confidentiality protocols. Mr. Graham was the only bidder when the painting sold at Christie’s in 1994 for £3.7 million, according to the person.
But he also seems to think there’s something more going on with the sale than Sotheby’s. Enough to present it with this quote:Continue Reading