Monet’s Waterlilies sold for £31.7 million at Sotheby’s £121,957,000 sale of Impressionist and Modern art in London tonight. This was the second highest price for the artist ever achieved at auction. Driven by bidding from Asia and Russia the auction was 93.1 per cent sold by lot. A quintessential masterpiece by Mondrian – Composition with Red, Blue and Grey – sold for £15.2 million.
(See post on antiquesandartireland.com for June 11, 2014).