Monet’s ‘Charing Cross Bridge’ Leads Sotheby’s $209 Million sale

Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art Evening sale. Courtesy of Sotheby's.

Claude Monet’s Charing Cross Bridge (signed and dated 1903) led Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening auction, selling for $27.6m in New York on November 12. The sale totalled $209m and featured prominent works by Alberto Giacometti, Tamara de Lempicka and Auguste Rodin.

Charing Cross Bridge now joins a group of nine works by Monet that Sotheby’s sold in 2019.

August Uribe, head of Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Department in New York, commented: “Tonight marks the fourth consecutive Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s to be led by Claude Monet. In total, nine works by Monet have achieved a market-leading $222.6m across our international salesrooms this year alone. 

Meules from 1890, established a new world auction record for the artist when it sold for a $110.7m this past May in New York.

Monet’s ‘Charing Cross Bridge’ from a private collection to go up for auction

Other highlights included a new world auction record for Tamara de Lempicka’s La Tunique rose (1927), which bested the $8 million high estimate to sell to applause for $13.4 million.

Classic Impressionist paintings by Gustave Caillebotte and Paul Signac achieved $19.7m and $16.2m respectively. While at least seven bidders competed for Alberto Giacometti’s bust of his brother, Diego, sold for $14.3m and lead the evening’s sculpture results.

To read more about the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening results, click here.

Tamara de Lempicka, La Tunique rose. Courtesy of Sotheby’s.