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Monet “Haystacks” painting sells for record $110.7 mln at auction

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By ITN News Editor May 15, 2019 12:35

Monet “Haystacks” painting sells for record $110.7 mln at auction

One of the few paintings in Claude Monet’s celebrated “Haystacks” series that still remains in private hands sold at auction for $110.7 million, setting a record for an Impressionist work.The oil on canvas, titled “Meules” and completed in 1890, is the first piece of Impressionist art to command more than $100 million at auction, said Sotheby’s, which handled the sale.That also represents the highest sum ever paid at auction for a painting by Monet, the founder of French Impressionism and a master of “plein air” landscapes who died in 1926, aged 86.The auction house did not identify the painting’s buyer, who beat out five other bidders in an eight-minute auction in New York City.

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By ITN News Editor May 15, 2019 12:35

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