However, an initiative organised by the Vienna Tourist board based around the artist’s work may well change that.
Next week nine international street artists will be producing Klimt-inspired works in a live performance at London’s Grosvenor Gardens to celebrate the 150th birthday of the famous Viennese artist.
The event, entitled Kilmt illustrated, sees artists including Shepard Fairey, Lucy McLaughlan, Ron English and Vhils create new Klimt-based works on a square format atop a plinth.
The resulting works will then go on show at an exhibition at London’s Lazarides Gallery which will run from m 24 August – 1 September.
Klimt Illustrated takes place on 21 August at Grosvenor Gardens, City of Westminster, London SW1W; the exhibition runs from 24 August – 1 September at Lazardies 11 Rathbone Place London W1T