2018 The star lot in the Impressionist And Modern Art Evening Sale at Christie’s New York on November 11, 2018, Claude Monet’s Le Bassin
Aux Nymphéas (1917–1919) sold for US$31.8 million to a Chinese buyer.
2017 Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa bought Jean‑Michel Basquiat’s Untitled, 1982 for a record US$110.5 million via Sotheby’s. 2017 A Hong Kong-based collector spent US$81.3 million at Christie’s on Van Gogh’s Laboureur Dans Un Champ (1889), the second‑ highest price paid for a painting by the Dutch master. 2016 Jenny Saville’s
Shift (1996–1997) sold to The Long Museum in Shanghai for £6.8 million at Sotheby’s, setting an auction record for the artist. 2015 Claude Monet’s Bassin Aux Nymphéas, Les Rosiers (1913) was purchased by China’s Dalian Wanda Group for US$20.41 million through Sotheby’s. 2015 Chinese collector Wang Zhongjun, co-founder and Chairman of entertainment giant Huayi Brothers Media Group, bought Picasso’s Femme Au Chignon Dans Un Fauteuil (1948) for US$29.93 million at Sotheby’s.