Monet’s Water Lilies Painting Sold For $43M At New York City AuctionBy May Shella Mojana-Macuha on Nov 12, 2012 in Arts, Events, Lifestyle, United States •
Image Credit: Christie’s Images Ltd., 2012/AP Photo
Claude Monet’s Water Lilies painting also known as Nymphéas has been sold for more than $43 million at Christie’s auction in New York City on Wednesday evening, November 7, 2012 as reported by international news sites that same day.
Monet’s “Water Lilies was created during the period when the French painter was beginning a series of images centred around the lily pond at the heart of his garden in Giverny. The best of the nearly 60 increasingly abstract paintings from that period, including Water Lilies, were selected for his 1909 exhibition at Galerie Durand-Ruel in Paris, which launched Monet to commercial and critical success,” as quoted from CBC News.
According to reports, Monet’s Water Lilies painting is from the estate of Ethel Strong Allen, widow of Wall Street executive Herbert Allen Sr. She donated the Water Lilies painting to the Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York, along with two Impressionist landscapes by Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley.
The Christie’s auction features rare masterpieces by Claude Monet, Wassily Kandinsky and Constantin Brancusi which was dubbed as the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale. Claude Monet water-lily scene painting went to an anonymous American collector.
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