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  • A MONET GRAINSTACK SELLS FOR $81.4 MILLION AT CHRISTIE’S

    Claude Monet - Meule (Grainstack) Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2016

    Claude Monet – Meule (Grainstack) Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2016

    A classical Monet stole the show at Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art evening sale in New York last night. One of Monet’s famous themes and part of the Haystacks series, Meule (Haystacks) sold for $81,447,500 in a sale of 49 works that brought in $246,344,500. ┬áThis was a record for a work by Monet. The previous record, for Water Lillies, was $80.4 million.

    Picasso’s Buste de Femme (Dora Maar) made $22,647,500 and Rigide et courbe (Rigid and curved) by Wassily Kandinsky sold for $23,319,500.

    (See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for November 1, 2016 and September 17, 2016)

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