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Claude Monet’s Nymphéas Sold for $43,762,500
Wassily Kandinsky’s Studie Für Improvisation 8 Achieved $23,042,500, Setting a New World Auction Record for The Artist
Rare masterpieces by Claude Monet, Wassily Kandinsky and Constantin Brancusi led the November 7 Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art at Christie’s New York, realizing a grand total of $204,800,000 (£129,024,000/ €159,744,000). A diverse audience of clients from around the world participated in the sale, which achieved sell-through rates of 70% by lot and 80% by value. Of the 69 works offered, 5 lots sold for over $10 million, 10 for over $5 million and 31 for over $1 million.