Life Ball/© Inge Prader

Real-Life Women In Gold Recreate Gustav Klimt's Most Famous Paintings

Free the (shiny) nipple.

For this year's Viennese Secessionist-themed Life Ball, photographer Inge Prader recreated Gustav Klimt's most iconic works with real-life models. The annual event, hosted by Style Bible, aims to raise funds for those affected by HIV/AIDS and the taboo attached to the condition.

Klimt's "Golden Phase" pieces, with their shiny, intricately two-dimensional imagery, are among the most reproduced paintings of all time. There are "The Kiss" mugs and playing cards. Probably even dog bowls, you know, whatever you need. So, depending on your total exposure to that, these images are gorgeous works of art in and of themselves -- or a living version of a museum gift shop.

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Life Ball/© Inge Prader
Beethofen Frieze. Cutout with figural compositions. By Gustav Klimt. 1902.
Beethofen Frieze. Cutout with figural compositions. By Gustav Klimt. 1902.
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Life Ball/© Inge Prader
Danae, 1907. From a private collection.
Danae, 1907. From a private collection.
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THIS*** Life Ball/© Inge Prader
Tod und Leben (Death and Life). Oil on canvas. by Gustav Klimt. Around 1910.
Tod und Leben (Death and Life). Oil on canvas. by Gustav Klimt. Around 1910.
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Life Ball/© Inge Prader
Life Ball/© Inge Prader
Life Ball/© Inge Prader
Life Ball/© Inge Prader
Life Ball/© Inge Prader
Life Ball/© Inge Prader
Life Ball/© Inge Prader
Life Ball/© Inge Prader

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