Monet Haystacks portray sells for document $110.7m



A painting by Claude Monet - one of his Haystacks series - on display in New York ahead of its auctionPicture copyright
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Claude Monet accomplished the portray in 1890

A portray by Claude Monet has been purchased for $110.7m (£85.7m), a brand new world document for a piece by the French artist.

Monet accomplished the oil portray in 1890 as a part of his Meules (Haystacks) sequence, depicting rural life close to his dwelling within the Normandy area.

The sale can also be the primary time an Impressionist portray bought for greater than $100m.

It was final auctioned in 1986, when it fetched simply $2.5m.

Till then it had been within the fingers of 1 household – who purchased the piece straight from the artist’s supplier – for practically a century.

A Sotheby’s press launch stated the portray is now the ninth-most costly work ever bought at public sale.

Its purchaser reportedly beat 5 different bidders on the sale in New York. Sotheby’s didn’t title the brand new proprietor.

Monet’s Haystacks sequence had 25 work, the vast majority of which grasp in artwork galleries all over the world.

That is one in every of solely 4 of his works to go beneath the hammer this century.

Nymphéas en fleur was beforehand the most costly Monet portray, promoting for $84.7m in Might 2018.

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