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Le Grand Canal and Santa Maria della Salute Monet sold for a record 45 million pounds

Le Grand Canal and Santa Maria della Salute Monet sold for a record 45 million pounds

Claude Monet’s Le Grand Canal et Santa Maria della Salute went under the hammer for $ 56.6 million (£ 45 million), making it the most valuable species Italy by any artist sold at auction.

The work has joined the series Monet masterpieces that have sold for more than $ 50 million (£ 40.1 million) in a row New York sale at Sotheby’s auction house.

The previous sales record for any kind of Italy was set by Turner’s Rome, From Mount Aventine, which is sold at Sotheby’s London for $ 47.6 million (£ 37.4 million) in 2014.

This amount also makes the painting the most valuable painting Venice the artist is sold at auction.

Monet’s previous record was $ 36.5 million (£ 29.6 million), achieved by Le Palais Ducal, sold at Sotheby’s in London in 2019.

By directing the magic of the water city on the canvas, Le Grand Canal showcases clean strokes of color and light.

“The Grand Canal is a major work that combines the artist’s innovative impressionist innovations and their further evolution into a freer form of abstract approach,” Sotheby’s said.

Many of Monet’s paintings, created during his three-month trip to Venice in 1908, are in well-known international museum collections, such as the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts.

During the trip, a series of 37 paintings depicting world-famous views of Venice was created.

Le Grand Canal et Santa Maria della Salute is listed at Sotheby’s Modern Evening Auction, which ended the evening with $ 408.5 million (325.5 million pounds) – the third place for any sale at Sotheby’s.

Elsewhere, a large-scale portrait of Marie-Thérèse Walter Pablo Picasso sold for $ 67.5 million (£ 54 million).

“Two contemporary art titans – Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet – acted as flag bearers in the market tonight and laid the groundwork for another record-breaking night at Sotheby’s,” said Brooke Lampley, Sotheby’s Chairman and World Sales Manager. world fine arts.

“Both works sold tonight have demonstrated artists at the peak of their strengths, each representing a specific moment of transformation that will play a key role in defining their careers.”


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