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Would you actually pay to see art that's broken, moldy or eaten by worms?Boasting around 6,000 pieces, the museum has gained global fame for its outstanding array of 19th- and 20th-century Austrian art.Renowned highlights include paintings by the founder of Vienna's Secession movement, Gustav Klimt, and his protege Egon Schiele whose permanent exhibition at the museum is the largest of its kind all around the world. Repair costs range from 300 to 13,200 euros with some paintings like Klimt's "Life and Death" – part of the museum's permanent collection – merely requiring fresh protective glazing.The museum, which opened in 2001, is the brainchild of Rudolf Leopold, a visionary collector who began buying up Klimt and Schiele paintings in the aftermath of World War II, at a time when many considered the whole wave of Austrian artists already outdated.It was only returned to the Leopold after the museum agreed to pay.
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