The Glory Has Departed
Norma Boeckler, Artist in Residence
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Monet Painting Sells for Record $81.4 Million at Christie’s - Bloomberg:
"Claude Monet’s grain stack painting fetched a record $81.4 million in New York on Wednesday after a 14-minute bidding war.
The 1891 canvas, “Meule,” was offered at Christie’s Impressionist and modern art sale. Estimated at $45 million, it was sold without a guarantee by an anonymous American collector, according to the auction house.
The work last appeared at auction in 1999, when it sold for $11.9 million. The seller acquired it privately in 2002."
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