Monet Painting Sells for $81.4 Million at Christie’s
Claude Monet’s painting has fetched a record $81.4 million at Christie’s on Wednesday. The total sales garnered from the auction totalled $246.3 million, a 69% increase from the same action a year ago. Christie’s set auction records for two artists, Monet and Wassily Kandinsky whose art piece fetched $23.3 million.
“Claude Monet’s painting has fetched a record $81.4 million at Christie’s on Wednesday.”
Collectors from Asia had accounted for 11% of the bidders and buyers. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa bought a jewel-like 1938 portrait by Pablo Picasso of his lover Dora Maar for $22.6 million.
Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie’s has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more.
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