News ID: 13976
Published: 0339 GMT October 21, 2014

Sotheby's to auction remarkable Monet paintings

Sotheby's to auction remarkable Monet paintings

Sotheby's will present three remarkable paintings by Claude Monet from an important American collection in its Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art in New York on November 4.


Created in the 1880s and '90s, the works trace the evolution of Monet's style as he challenged the limits of High Impressionism and experimented with an approach that would culminate in the Series Paintings of his later years, said.

The group is led by Alice Hoschedé au jardin from 1881, which the artist personally selected as his standout work from that year (estimate $25/35 million).

The three canvases will be shown in Hong Kong on October 24 and 25 before going on view at Sotheby's New York headquarters beginning October 31.

Simon Shaw, co-head of Sotheby's Worldwide Impressionist & Modern Art Department, commented, "Claude Monet is an artist of truly global appeal—each new generation of collectors rediscovers and reinterprets this great master. We are pleased to offer three paintings of superb condition in our November sale, which together illustrate a fascinating moment in the artist's career as he pushed the boundaries of Impressionist painting."

"The result was a more structured and colorful style, in which we witness the beginning of Abstract Expressionism and other influential movements in 20th century art. The works are appearing at auction for the first time in decades, and we look forward to presenting them to collectors this autumn."

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