Monet ‘Haystacks’ painting sells for record $110.7 million at auction

One of the few paintings in Claude Monet’s celebrated “Haystacks” series that still remains in private hands sold at auction on Tuesday for $ 110.7 million, setting a record for an Impressionist work.


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A Claude Monet Haystack Painting Sold for a Record $110.7 Million at a New York Auction

(NEW YORK) — One of Claude Monet’s iconic paintings of haystacks has fetched a record $ 110.7 million at an auction in New York.

Monet’s “Meules” sold at Sotheby’s sale of Impressionist & Modern Art Tuesday night. The auction house says it’s a world auction record for the artist and the first work of Impressionist art to cross the $ 100,000 threshold at auction.

The 1890 painting is one of only four works from Monet’s acclaimed “Haystacks” series to come to auction this century, and one of only eight examples remaining in private hands. The 17 others reside at museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.

The previous owners had purchased the painting in 1986 for $ 2.53 million. Sotheby’s did not provide any details on the new buyer.


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Botticelli painting revealed under century of varnish

British art restorers working on a painting long thought to be a later imitation of a Sandro Botticelli masterpiece have found it in fact came from the Italian renaissance artist’s own workshop.


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Long-lost Caravaggio painting to be auctioned in June in France

A painting by Italian master Caravaggio discovered five years ago in an attic will be sold at auction on June 27 in the French city of Toulouse and could fetch up to 150 million euros ($ 170 million), art experts said.


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Self-shredding Banksy painting goes on display in Germany

“Love is in the Bin”, the work by graffiti artist Banksy that shredded itself live after it was sold at auction last year, went on display at a German museum – after officials had made sure its shredding mechanism was no longer working.


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David Hockney pool painting soars to $90 mln, record for living artist

An iconic 1972 painting by British artist David Hockney soared to $ 90.3 million at Christie’s on Thursday, smashing the record for the highest price ever paid at auction for a work by a living artist.


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Buyer goes ahead with purchase of shredded Banksy painting

The woman who bid more than 1 million pounds for a painting by the mysterious British artist Banksy which shred itself into pieces at the moment of the sale has gone ahead with the purchase, auction house Sotheby’s said on Thursday.


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