Claude Monet’s ‘Mueles’ Painting sets Record for Impressionist Work

A Painting by Claude Monet’s titled ‘Mueles’ sold for a record-breaking price of $110.7 million at Sotheby’s auction in New York.

Key Highlights

  • History: 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.
  • Record: By fetching $110.7 million painting created a world auction record for the artist (Monet’s) 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 painting was eventually sold to an unidentified buyer.
  • Artwork Present: It is also one of the total eight artworks by the 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.

About Haystacks

Haystack is common English title for a series of Claude Monet’s impressionist paintings. The principal behind subject of each painting in this series is ‘stacks of harvested wheat’.

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