Monet painting goes for a motza
A PAINTING of London’s River Thames by French Impressionist Claude Monet has sold for $US27.6 million ($A40.3 million) at New York’s November art auctions, Sotheby’s says.
The auction house said the 1903 artwork Charing Cross Bridge, part of Monet’s famous “London” series, was Tuesday’s top lot.
The atmospheric painting depicting the railway bridge steeped in fog had been in a family collection for 40 years. Other highlights of the sale included a bronze sculpture by Alberto Giacometti, classic Impressionist paintings by Gustave Caillebotte and Paul Signac, and a record-breaking painting by Tamara De Lempicka.
Sotheby’s “Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale” netted $US209m