London: After Christie’s sale last night, the art world gathers at rival Sotheby’s for the auction house’s highly anticipated Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale.
At US$23,448,491 to 31,264,655, carrying the highest estimate is Claude Monet’s beautiful 1908 work, Le Palais Contarini (pictured). Also starring in this multimillion sale are coveted works by Pablo Picasso, Rene Magritte, and Piet Mondrian, to name a few.
Picasso, Monet, and Miró
A 1932 Picasso painting of his lover Marie-Therese Walter, Femme Assise Pres d’une Fenetre, was the centerpiece of the auction, selling for 28.6 million pounds (US$44.8 million).
Record for Kandinsky
Christie’s kicked off New York’s major fall auction season Wednesday by selling its top lot, Claude Monet's Nymphéas, to an anonymous American collector for US$43.8 million.
Wassily Kandinsky's 1909 Study for Improvisation 8 was sold to a European collector for US$23 million, a new record for Kandinsky.
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Estimated at US$30,000,000 to 50,000,000, Claude Monet's gorgeous Nymphéas is the top lot in Christie’s major Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale this Wednesday!
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The Stolen Work
Seven priceless artworks by artists including Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, and Lucian Freud were stolen from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam last night.
Flip through the album to get a visual of what was ruthlessly stolen from the Dutch museum.
Priceless Artworks Stolen
"An initial investigation suggests that the robbery was well prepared," reads a statement from the Dutch police.
Among the stolen works were Picasso’s 1971 Harlequin Head, Monet’s 1901 Waterloo Bridge, London, Henri Matisse’s 1919 Reading Girl in White and Yellow, and Lucian Freud’s 2002 Woman with Eyes Closed.