... souvenirs with reproductions of Klimt long captivated shop shelves. "Portrait of Adele ...»," Kiss "and many others of his works can be found on the plates, vases, ashtrays, boxes, cups ... Lilia Gomenyuk, supervisor of the commercial department of the company "Galant", dealing in particular, wholesale china with reproductions of great artists admits: "Sales of goods from the works of Klimt grow by a record 10-15%per year. Of course, a huge role in this is the glory of the artist. About 90%of buyers, making your choice, already know who Gustav Klimt, and appreciate his work. "
Founder Secession devoted to the collection of gold jewelry jewelry company Frey Wille, reproductions of his work is admired, gobbling up hamburgers, visitors to one of Kiev's MacDonald's, the work of Klimt, finally, are used in the line of air conditioners company LG. Dmitry amendment marketing department conditioning LG Electronics, explains: "Initially, the paintings were selected by several famous artists. Gustav Klimt went perfectly for the European market. The technique he used is very popular and appreciated by lovers of art of the European continent. "The Kiss" Klimt has become the consumers associated with our air-conditioned ARTCOOL ».
Perhaps he Klimt just glad to such a wide popularity. In the end, the artists who never dreamed of world fame? But what would be a great modernist turned over in his grave, it is against censorship. The legacy was not only rich, but too diverse, and therefore sometimes does not fit into the Procrustean bed of the ubiquitous glamor. For example, in industrial reproductions of paintings "The three ages of women" is often absent bony naked old woman in the background (the symbol of old age), but the young woman with a girl on his hands (a symbol of youth and children), pictured in the foreground, is not going away. Funny, but "otfotoshoplennaya" Painting, as a rule, does not lose the authentic names. That is a reproduction of two women is still called "Three age ...». So posthumous glory Klimt sometimes turns against itself Klimt.
In 2006, the screens went Hollywood film "Klimt." The picture begins with the fact that dying in the hospital artist, played by John Malkovich, muttering: "Flowers, flowers ...». "What flowers?" - All in the House looks around in confusion on both sides ... At a press conference the director Raoul Ruiz asked if there is a hint to the character throughout that period - "Flowers of Evil Charles Baudelaire? In response Ruiz laughed: "Flowers - these are the same cells, the division in which one of the episodes shows the artist under the microscope by his friend, physician, - the cells of syphilis has killed Klimt.