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'Meules' by Monet Fetches $110.7 Million at Auction

'Meules' by Monet Fetches $110.7 Million at Auction

Friday, 17 May, 2019 - 04:45
FILE PHOTO: The painting by Claude Monet, part of the Haystacks "Les Meules" series is displayed at Sotheby's during a press preview of their upcoming impressionist and modern art sale in New York, US, May 3, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
London - Asharq Al-Awsat
Claude Monet's "Meules" (Haystacks) fetched $110.7 million at auction in New York. The French Impressionist master completed the painting in 1890.

"Meules" was sold at Sotheby's Auction in New York for $110 million, the highest price fetched by a Monet impressionist painting since "Le Bassin aux Nymphéas" sold for $80.4 million in 2008.

The oil-on-canvas masterpiece depicts "gigantic conical structures," composed of wheat or grain drawn in blue, rose, yellow, and red.

Perhaps the most revered painting from Monet's "Haystacks" series, "Meules" is leading a private collection of impressionist paintings, according to Sotheby's.

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