A Claude Monet painting supplied for $110.7 million at Sotheby’s auction dwelling in Manhattan on Tuesday — the first time any impressionist painting has fetched more than $100 million at auction.
Monet’s celebrated “Meules,” which was supplied in Manhattan, ultimate hit the auction block in 1986. Another Monet piece from equivalent “Haystack” assortment was supplied in 2016 at Christie’s for $81.4 million.
Tuesday’s sale is no doubt one of many 10 highest prices ever seen at auction. The purchaser was not acknowledged.
Monet painted the Meules assortment over the course of a yr throughout the late 19th Century whereas at his residence in France’s Normandy space.
The anonymous paintings collector who bought the piece in 1986 paid merely $2.5 million for the work.
Tuesday’s sale comes a lot much less than two years after a Leonardo Da Vinci painting fetched the easiest ever worth at auction.
The painting, Salvator Mundi, was bought by a Saudi Prince in November 2017.