Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Claude Monet painting, $27 million, Christie’s
Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World
An oil on canvas painting by Claude Monet (Fr., 1840-1926), titled Nympheas (1907), sold for $27 million at an Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale held May 6 by Christie’s in New York City. Also, an oil on panel by Pablo Picasso (Sp./Fr., 1881-1973), titled Portrait de femme (Dora Maar), painted in Paris in 1942, rose to $22.565 million; Amedeo Modigliani’s 1919 oil painting Jeune homme roux assis brought $17.637 million; and Wassily Kandinsky’s 1909 oil on board titled Strandszene went for $17.189 million. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.