Saturday, November 11, 2023


A painting of water lilies by French impressionist Claude Monet has sold for $74 million, as part of a lively fall art auction season. "Le bassin aux nympheas" topped the projected sale price of $65 million when it went under the hammer at Christie's auction house in New York on Thursday night.
Claude Monet foi também um notável paisagista, criando no seu jardim admiráveis paisagens que pintou.


Other notable sales included 20th century expressionist painter Richard Diebenkorn's "Recollections of a Visit to Leningrad" which sold for $46 million, while fellow American Joan Mitchell's "Untitled" went for $29 million.
Three paintings by Paul Cezanne were sold, including "Fruits et pot de gingembre" for nearly $39 million.

On Wednesday, Pablo Picasso's "Woman with a Watch," fetched $139.3 million, the second-highest price ever achieved for the artist. "Femme a la montre," the 1932 painting depicting one of the Spanish artist's companions and muses, French painter Marie-Therese Walter, had been valued at over $120 million before going on the block at Sotheby's.

The fall auction season, which started Tuesday and ends next Wednesday, has so far seen $748 million in sales at Sotheby's. - Monet painting 'Le bassin aux nympheas' fetches $74 million at auction in New York

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