A painting by Claude Monet - one of his Haystacks series - on display in New York ahead of its auction
A painting by Claude Monet - one of his Haystacks series - on display in New York ahead of its auction

A portray by Claude Monet has been purchased for $110.7m (PS85.7m), a brand new world report for a piece by the French artist.

Monet accomplished the oil portray in 1890 as a part of his Meules (Haystacks) collection, depicting rural life close to his house within the Normandy area.

The sale can also be the primary time an Impressionist portray bought for greater than $100m.

It was final auctioned in 1986, when it fetched simply $2.5m.

Till then it had been within the palms of 1 household – who purchased the piece immediately from the artist’s seller – for practically a century.

A Sotheby’s press launch mentioned the portray is now the ninth-most costly work ever bought at public sale.

Its purchaser reportedly beat 5 different bidders on the sale in New York. Sotheby’s didn’t identify the brand new proprietor.

Monet’s Haystacks collection had 25 work, nearly all of which grasp in artwork galleries world wide.

That is one in all solely 4 of his works to go underneath the hammer this century.

Nympheas en fleur was beforehand the costliest Monet portray, promoting for $84.7m in Might 2018.

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