The star of our upcoming Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale (12 May New York) is one of Claude Monet’s finest large-scale ‘Water Lilies’ paintings ever to appear at auction. In this episode of Expert Voices, Sotheby’s Chairman Helena Newman explains how Monet’s most iconic images inspired generations of artists to come. We also discover the incredible infrastructure that enabled Monet to create these monumental late works and find out which famed Hollywood producer later owned the present work. ‘Le Bassin aux Nymphéas’ will take centre stage in our New York May Evening Sale, alongside works by Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas and Pablo Picasso.
Auctions and Exhibitions
Monet’s Giant Water Lilies is one of the Finest Ever to Appear at Auction
New York | 12 May