Monet Haystacks painting sells for record $110.7m

A painting by Claude Monet - one of his Haystacks series - on display in New York ahead of its auctionSymbol copyright

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Claude Monet finished the portray in 1890

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

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

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

It used to be remaining auctioned in 1986, when it fetched simply $2.5m.

Till then it have been within the fingers of 1 circle of relatives – who purchased the piece without delay from the artist’s broker – for almost a century.

A Sotheby’s press unlock mentioned the portray is now the ninth-most dear paintings ever offered at public sale.

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

Monet’s Haystacks sequence had 25 artwork, nearly all of which dangle in artwork galleries around the globe.

That is one in all most effective 4 of his works to head beneath the hammer this century.

Nymphéas en fleur used to be prior to now the costliest Monet portray, promoting for $84.7m in Might 2018.

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