Monet fetches $44 million, record Kandinsky at N.Y. auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Monet water lilies painting sold for nearly $43.8 million on Wednesday while a Kandinsky fetched an artist’s record $23 million as Christie’s kicked off the auction season with a sale that saw many mid-level works failing to find buyers. “Nympheas,” one of Monet’s iconic water lilies from 1905, executed during his years at Giverny, had been estimated to sell for $30 million to $50 million, and just managed its middle range with a final price of $43,762,500 including commission. …

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