Monet's 'Meules' Painting sold for a Record $110.7 Million

Published on May 18, 2019
A painting by Oscar-Claude Monet titled 'Meules' sold for a record-breaking price of $110.7 million at Sotheby's auction in New York.
Monet's 'Meules' Painting sold for a Record $110.7 Million

About the Painting:

  • The French painter Claude Monet's painting titled 'Meules' was made in 1890.
  • The painting auctioned is among one of 25 'Meules' (which means "Grainstacks") and it was created by painter in year 1890 and 1891.
  • The significance of this painting is that it was the first instance when painter went back to same subject while differing on atmospheric conditions.

About the Record:

  • By fetching $110.7 million, the painting created a world auction record for the artist (Monet) as well as became first work of an Impressionist Art to cross over $100 million threshold at an auction.
  • It now becomes the 9th most expensive painting to have ever been sold at an international auction house.
  • There were six bidders who participated in process but the painting was eventually sold to an unidentified buyer.

One must know:

  • It is also one of the total eight artworks by Claude Monet that was not available in museums and was acquired by private hands.
  • The rest of his paintings are in Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in US, Musée d’Orsay, Paris in France and Art Institute of Chicago.

Question:

Q. A painting by whom, titled 'Meules' sold for a record-breaking price of $110.7 million at Sotheby's auction in New York?
a. Peter Monet
b. Oscar-Claude Monet
c. Emanuel Monet
d. Jean Monet

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