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Monet and Koons Set World Records in Art Auctions

A painting by Claude Monet, one of the Meules (Haystacks) series, depicting rural life near his home in the Normandy region, has set world records by selling for $110.7m (£85.7m). Shortly after, a sculpture by US pop artist Jeff Koons sold for $91.1m (£71m), breaking the record price for a work by a living artist. The Monet painting from 1890 was the first Impressionist work to achieve over $100m. It was last auctioned in 1986,...

National Gallery Hosting Landmark Monet Exhibition

This spring, the National Gallery bestows a landmark show upon their culture-hungry guests. For the first time in more than 20 years, an exhibition purely dedicated to Claude Monet will reside in London. The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture will display from 9 April to 29 July 2018, looking at the artist’s work from a refreshingly new perspective. In most circles, Monet is remembered best for his depictions of visceral landscapes, billowing seas and...

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

The Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts will bring together over 120 works, from public institutions and private collections across Europe and the USA, including 35 paintings by Monet. Arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, Monet was also an avid horticulturist who cultivated gardens wherever he lived. As early as the 1860s, a symbiotic relationship developed between his activities as a...

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