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

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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.