New York, Monet at Christie's in November

Never exhibited Monet to be auctioned

For the 20th Century Evening Sale on November 9, 2023, Christie's has a real highlight: Le bassin aux nymphéas by Claude Monet is expected to fetch $65 million. It has been in the same collection for over 50 years and has never been shown publicly.

September 29, 2023
‘Le bassin aux nymphéas’, Claude Monet (1917-19).
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‘Le bassin aux nymphéas’, Claude Monet, circa 1917-19, oil on canvas

Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) is one of the most sought-after painters on the art market. Over the past two years, more than half a dozen works by him fetched a sale price of more than $50 million, with many others exceeding $1 million. In November, another could join the list, and it's a special one: Le bassin aux nymphéas (circa 1917-1919) has never been exhibited publicly, and it is in excellent condition. It was in Monet's estate in 1926 after his death, and since 1972 it has been part of the same private collection. The painting, about one meter by two meters, belongs to the series of Monet's Water Lilies, which he made in his garden in Giverny. These experimental paintings met with mixed reviews from Monet's contemporaries, and subsequent generations, especially the Abstract Expressionists, became increasingly enthusiastic about them.

The 20th Century Evening Sale will be held at Christie's on November 9, 2023 in New York.Art.Salon

Recent auction results of Claude Monet

Claude Monet - Moulin de Limetz
Auction
20th Century Evening Sale
May 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 18.000.000 - 25.000.000 USD
Realised: 21.685.000 USD
Details
Claude Monet - Prairie à Giverny
Auction
Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale
May 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 2.000.000 - 3.000.000 USD
Realised: 2.228.000 USD
Details
Claude Monet - Le Fjord de Christiania (Oslo)
Auction
20th Century Evening Sale
May 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 3.000.000 - 5.000.000 USD
Realised: 2.470.000 USD
Details
Claude Monet - L\'église de Vernon
Auction
20th Century Evening Sale
May 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 2.500.000 - 3.500.000 USD
Realised: 2.288.500 USD
Details
Claude Monet - Saint-Georges Majeur
Auction
20th Century Evening Sale
May 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 12.000.000 - 18.000.000 USD
Realised: 13.635.000 USD
Details
Claude Monet - La Roche Guibel, Port-Domois
Auction
20th Century Evening Sale
May 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 6.000.000 - 8.000.000 USD
Realised: 10.185.000 USD
Details
Claude Monet - Prairie fleurie à Giverny
Auction
20th / 21st Century: London Evening Sale
March 2024
Christies, London
Est.: 5.500.000 - 8.500.000 GBP
Realised: 6.290.000 GBP
Details
Claude Monet - Matinée sur la Seine, temps net
Auction
20th / 21st Century: London Evening Sale
March 2024
Christies, London
Est.: 12.000.000 - 18.000.000 GBP
Realised: 14.397.500 GBP
Details
Claude Monet - La Seine dans la brume - 1894
Auction
Impressionist & Modern Art
December 2023
Artcurial
Est.: 250.000 - 350.000 EUR
Realised: 2.220.400 EUR
Details
Claude Monet - La Seine près de Giverny
Auction
The Alan and Simone Hartman CollectionThe Inaugural Sale
December 2023
Bonhams, New York
Est.: 4.000.000 - 6.000.000 USD
Realised: 6.352.500 USD
Details
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