A Monet “Grain Stack” Painting Hammered for $81.4-M in New York
Claude Monet’s grain stack painting fetched a record $81.4-M in New York on Wednesday after a 14-min bidding war.
The Y 1891 canvas, “Meule,” was offered at Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art sale. Estimated at $45-M, the canvas was sold without a guarantee by an anonymous American collector, according to Christie’s.
The work last appeared at auction in Y 1999, when it sold for $11.9-M. The seller acquired it privately in Y 2002.
Earlier in the day, Paul Allen’s Gerhard Richter canvas sold for $25.6-M at Phillips.
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