Painting by Claude Monet sold at auction Christie's

Painting by Claude Monet sold at auction Christie'sThe collection of works of the Impressionists and contemporary artists went under the hammer at London auction Christie's for a record 144 million pounds sterling, quoted by RIA "Novosti" message the auction house."The current sales was the highest result in the history of European auctions. They illustrate that the art market is gaining strength and becoming stronger. The sharpest trade has caused a work of the highest quality, just appeared on the market", - said the head of the Department of art of the impressionist and modern art Christie's Olivier Camus.He said that for the painting "Pond with water lilies" by Claude Monet, the estimated cost of which was $ 18-24 million pounds, broke real battle. "A masterpiece by Claude Monet became the witness of this battle, which was attended by many foreign collectors. In the end, the painting went to sitting in a hall buyer for 41 million pounds is the price, which became a new world record for the artist," said Camus.He expressed "great satisfaction to those of exceptional interest", which was shown to this picture in London, new York and Hong Kong, where it was exhibited before the auction. "Such a masterpiece put up for auction in Europe for the first time in the last 20 years," ITAR-TASS reported.The picture was painted by the artist in 1919 and is part of a series of four of his works on this subject.Rare early "Dancer" by Edgar Degas was also sold at the price twice exceeding the wildest assumptions of the organizers of the auction - for 13.5 million pounds."Three" main lots closes a painting by Russian artist Natalia Goncharova "Flowers". An anonymous buyer purchased more than 5.5 million pounds sterling, thereby putting the two records - the record price for a work of Goncharova and auction record price of the painting, written by a woman.Top lots of the evening auction Christie's were also the work of Pablo Picasso, Pierre Bonnard, Alberto Giacometti and Henry Moore. Only at auction were set price records for the eight masterpieces of artists. Source: Painting by Claude Monet sold at auction Christie's.

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