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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,...

David Hockney Painting Makes Auction Record for Living Artist

Celebrated British artist David Hockney has set a new auction record after Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972) sold for $90.3 million at Christie’s auction house in New York. After more than nine minutes of bidding, one of Hockney’s most iconic images set a new world record price for a living artist, helping Christie’s Post War and Contemporary Evening Sale to realise $357.6 million on 15 November. See also: First Posthumous Exhibition...

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