Klimt was an Austrian artist at the forefront of the art
movement referred to as the Vienna Secession. His most iconic works
arguably come from his "Golden Phase" where he frequently featured gold
leaf in his paintings, with "The Kiss" perhaps his most famous work.
The lithograph contains numerous allusions to GNR imagery such as red roses in the garden and on the inside of the man's robe, a gun pattern on the outside of the robe, and the Appetite for Destruction cross on the woman's dress. The lyrics for "Don't Cry" are written around the outside of the couple. All the text on the lithograph are accented in gold foil.