source: CNN Style
A painting from Claude Monet’s “Haystacks” series has sold for $110.7 million, making it the most expensive Impressionist artwork ever to be bought at auction, according to Sotheby’s in New York.
It took six bidders just eight minutes to reach a record-breaking sum for the oil painting, which went to an anonymous bidder Tuesday.
The 1890 painting is widely regarded as the best of Monet’s “Meules” (Haystacks) series, the auction house said. Only four artworks from the 25-strong series have appeared at auction this century, and just eight remain in private hands.