Le bassin aux nymphéas by Monet sold for over $80 million

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Le bassin aux nymphéas by Monet sold for over $80 million

Several amazing paintings were sold today in the million dollar price range in London, during the “Impressionists and modern art” auction at Christie’s.

“Nature morte. Poissons et poêle” by Pablo Picasso – sold for £577,250 ($1,134,874)

Nature morte. Poissons et poêle by Pablo Picasso

“Chaumières au flanc de la Montagne Sainte-Marguerite” by Paul Gauguin
– sold for £577,250 ($1,134,874)

Chaumières au flanc de la Montagne Sainte-Marguerite by Paul Gauguin

“Frau mit erhobenem Bein und lila Strümpfen” by Egon Schiele – sold for £481,250 ($946,138)

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“Gladiolen” by Leo Gestel – sold for £505,250 ($993,322)

Gladiolen by Leo Gestel

The record price was paid for Claude Monet’s “Le bassin aux nymphéas”. “Le bassin aux nymphéas is one of the great rarities of Impressionist and Modern art: a painting of Monet’s beloved water lilies, forming part of his final painting campaign, that was signed, dated and sold by the artist soon after its execution.”

A record price of £40,921,250 ($80,451,178) was paid for this masterpiece. Twice the pre-auction estimate.

Le bassin aux nymphéas by Claude Monet

The total sale price for all items in this lot was £144,440,500 ($284,258,904) – Unbelievable. See the evening results at Christie’s. The auction continues tomorrow. This is one of the most amazing set of paintings on the block I’ve ever seen.

Sotheby’s has its own Impressionists auction tomorrow so we will be covering that as well. Tune in through our RSS feed

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  1. admin June 25, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Good background information in the New York Times article

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    Admin June 25, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Good background information in the New York Times article

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