15 mai 2019

$110.7 million Monet masterpiece makes auction history at Sotheby's New York

Meules is the first work of Impressionist art to sell for more than $100 million at auction. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Moments ago in a packed salesroom at Sotheby’s New York, Claude Monet’s Meules from 1890 — one of art history’s most evocative images – sold for $110.7 million. The result marks a new world auction record for any work by Claude Monet and the first work of Impressionist art to cross the $100 million threshold at auction. Meules is one of only four works from Monet’s acclaimed Haystacks... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2019

Claude Monet (1840-1926) Le pont japonais, circa 1918-1924

Lot 36. Claude Monet (1840-1926) Le pont japonais, stamped with signature 'Claude Monet' (Lugt 1819b; lower right); stamped again with signature 'Claude Monet' (Lugt 1819b; on the reverse), oil on canvas, 28 ¾ x 39 ½ in. (73 x 100.3 cm.) Painted in Giverny, circa 1918-1924. Estimate USD 12,000,000 - USD 18,000,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Provenance: Estate of the artist. Michel Monet, Sorel-Moussel (by descent from the above).Galerie Katia Granoff, Paris (acquired from the above).Acquired... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2019

Claude Monet (1840-1926), Coin du bassin aux nymphéas, circa 1918-1919

Lot 35A. Claude Monet (1840-1926), Coin du bassin aux nymphéas, stamped with signature 'Claude Monet' (Lugt 1819b; upper right); stamped again with signature 'Claude Monet' (Lugt 1819b; on the reverse), oil on canvas, 51 3/8 x 35 in. (130.5 x 88.8 cm.) Painted in Giverny, circa 1918-1919. Estimate USD 15,000,000 - USD 25,000,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Provenance: Estate of the artist. Michel Monet, Sorel-Moussel (by descent from the above). Galerie Katia Granoff, Paris (acquired from the... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2019

One of the finest examples of Claude Monet's Haystacks series estimated to sell for in excess of $55 Million

Claude Monet, Meules. Oil on canvas. Executed in 1890, signed and dated by the artist in 1891. Estimate in excess of $55 million. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby’s announced that an enduring symbol of Impressionism from Claude Monet’s iconic Haystacks series will lead an important private collection of eight Impressionist masterworks on offer in our Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art on 14 May in New York. Of the 25 canvases that the artist created in the early 1890s, Meules from 1890 is one of only four works... [Lire la suite]
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27 février 2019

Sotheby's Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Art Evening Sale totals $115.3m

The sale was led by a record for a Venetian View by Claude Monet at £27.5 Million / $36.2 Million. Courtesy Sotheby's.  LONDON.- Tonight’s Evening Sales of Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Art brought a total of £87.7 million / $115.3 million (est. £62.1 – 89.3 million). Helena Newman, Sotheby’s Worldwide Head of Impressionist & Modern Art, said: “It was great to see these first indicative sales of the season hit the ground running with such a promising and lively start. The combination of... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2018

‘Collections Privées: un Voyage des Impressionnistes aux Fauves’ at musée Marmottan Monet until 10 February 2019

PARIS.- Le musée Marmottan Monet présente, du 13 septembre 2018 au 10 février 2019, l’exposition « Collections privées : un voyage des impressionnistes aux fauves ». Soixante-deux  peintures, dessins et sculptures conservés en mains privées (Europe, Etats-Unis, Amérique latine) et dont une importante partie n’a jamais ou rarement été vue à Paris, composent un itinéraire pictural, de Monet à Matisse. PARIS.- The Musée Marmottan Monet is presenting—until 10 February 2019—an exhibition... [Lire la suite]

24 décembre 2018

Monet's Venetian view to make auction debut, estimated at £20-30 million

Claude Monet, Le Palais Ducal, oil on canvas, 81,3 x 99,1 cm, signed and dated lower right: "Claude Monet 1908". Estimate £20,000,000-30,000,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Claude Monet arrived in Venice on 1 October 1908 – and, taken aback by the splendour of what he saw, the artist declared the city ‘too beautiful to paint’. Enchanted by the city, Monet painted just under forty canvases during the course of his three month stay, the greater part of which adorn the walls of museums across the globe. This spectacular... [Lire la suite]
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19 août 2018

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum explores the relationship between Monet and Boudin

MADRID.- The monographic exhibition Monet / Boudin presented by the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza offers visitors the first opportunity to discover the relationship between the great Impressionist painter Claude Monet (Paris, 1840 - Giverny, 1926) and his master Eugène Boudin (Honfleur, 1824 - Deauville, 1898), the most important representative of mid-19th-century French plein air painting. This joint presentation of their work not only aims to cast light on Monet’s formative years, in which Boudin played an... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2018

Landmark Monet exhibition to premiere at Denver Art Museum

Claude Monet, Path in the Wheat Fields at Pourville (Chemin dans les blés à Pourville), 1882. Oil paint on canvas; 23 x 30-1/2 in. Denver Art Museum: Frederic C. Hamilton Collection, 2016.365. DENVER, COLO.- The Denver Art Museum will be home to the most comprehensive U.S. exhibition of Monet paintings in more than two decades when it presents Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature, in the fall of 2019. The exhibition will feature more than 100 paintings spanning Monet’s entire career and will focus on the celebrated French... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 2018

Exhibition at The Laing Art Gallery explores the garden as a "stage" for the extraordinary

Simeon Solomon (1840-1905), Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Myteline, 1864. Watercolour on paper, 330 x 381mm © Tate, London 2018. NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE.- The Laing Art Gallery’s new exhibition, The Enchanted Garden, explores the garden as a ‘stage’ for the extraordinary, the magical, the atmospheric and the nostalgic and casts new light on the work of the our best-loved artists. From the Pre-Raphaelites and French Impressionists to the Bloomsbury Group and 20th century abstraction, artists have taken inspiration directly... [Lire la suite]