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WorldClaude Monet haystack painting fetches $160m at NY auction

06:05  15 may  2019
06:05  15 may  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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One of Claude Monet paintings has been bought for $ 160 million at an auction in New York , setting a new sale record for the French painter .

Haystacks is a title of a series of impressionist paintings by Monet . The primary subjects of all of Indeed, the haystacks themselves were situated just outside his door. He was intensely aware of The auction house says it's a world auction record for the artist and the first work of Impressionist art

Claude Monet haystack painting fetches $160m at NY auction © Getty Images Sotheby's auction house said it was a world auction record for a Claude Monet painting and the first work of Impressionist artist to cross the $100m (US) threshold at auction.

One of Claude Monet's iconic paintings of haystacks has fetched a record $110.7 million (AUD $160m) at an auction in New York.

Monet's "Meules" sold at Sotheby's sale of Impressionist & Modern Art on Tuesday night (local time). The auction house says it's a world auction record for the artist and the first work of Impressionist artist to cross the $100m (US) threshold at auction.

The 1890 painting is one of only four works from Monet's acclaimed "Haystacks" series to come to auction this century, and one of only eight examples remaining in private hands. The 17 others reside at museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.

The previous owners had purchased the painting in 1986 for $2.53 million. Sotheby's did not provide any details on the new buyer.

With AP.

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