The British billionaire made his money in the foreign exchange market (forex) trading in the early 1990s. Lewis is estimated to be worth £3.5 billion, making him the sixth richest UK citizen, in a study conducted by Forbes.

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Klimt's work will be loaned to the upcoming Women of Vienna's Golden Age 1900-1918, which takes place between September of next year to January 2017.

Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Gertrud Loew, 1902 Image via the Guardian Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Gertrud Loew, 1902
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This is not the first Austrian Modernist work Lewis has purchased, as his collection also includes Klimt's Ria Munk III, 1918 as well as Egon Schiele's Danaë, 1909, amongst others.

Read more about the artwork and the sale at Sotheby's.

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