Although he only lived to be 28 years old, Egon Schiele was one of the most talented figurative painters of the 20th century. He was a protégé of Gustav Klimt, and his work is noted for its intensity and raw sexuality. His numerous self-portraits have taken on a cult status since his early death in October 1918.
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most expensive work of art ever sold at an online auction.