Monet's works auction a new record, and the hay pile sold a sky high price of 760 million yuan
4hw.com.cn: Monet is a world-famous impressionist painter. Recently, Monet's famous painting haystack was auctioned and sold at an auction house for us $110 million, equivalent to RMB 760 million. Let's see the details below.
On the evening of May 14 local time in New York, Sotheby's' New York Impressionism and Modern Art Evening shoot 'opened. A total of 55 works were shot in this special session, and 50 were sold, with a total turnover of 349.9 million US dollars. Monet's haystack, which was sold for 110 million US dollars, became the biggest highlight of this special session.
Monet's haystack started at US $45 million. After the auctioneer quoted the starting price, on-site and off-site telephone entrustments raised their cards to bid. Finally, the haystack ended at US $97 million, plus commission. The final transaction price was US $110 million, about 760 million yuan. It set a new auction price record for Monet's works, breaking the previous price record of US $84.685 million for the blooming water lily. The pre auction valuation of this auction is US $55 million, which is a 'third-party guarantee' auction.
In the early 1890s, Monet created 25 Works. The haystack, which was sold for $110 million, was painted in 1890 and signed and dated by the artist himself in 1891. This is the first public release of haystack in more than 30 years.
The haystack in this painting is different from other compositions in the same series, and outlines the shape with inclined scattered light. These haystacks are huge in volume and thick in structure, which metaphors the prosperity and richness of Normandy. They shine golden in the sun, making the whole picture filled with the tranquility, vitality and harmony of nature. Monet chose the huge haystack as the theme to follow the long-standing painting tradition. However, Monet injected new ideas into the tradition and created a unique effect.
In the haystack series, there are no workers, no people walking in the fields, and no birds flying in the sky. The artist simplified the composition and only focused on the haystack itself, the light and shadow changes of the haystack, the sky and the horizon. The picture of haystack is warm and magnificent, which makes the ordinary haystack become the artistic symbol of Impressionism, and highlights the importance of form, light and shadow.
Monet's haystack series is one of the most familiar works in art history. Since its birth in the early 1890s, it has inspired countless artists and inspired future generations.
Monet began to boldly explore the different effects of light and atmosphere on a single thing over time since his creation of haystack in 1890. It is the haystack, Rouen cathedral and givini water lily series that confirm his great contribution to Impressionism, even abstract style and 20th century art. These works are highly sought after between Impressionists and contemporary art collectors.
Since 2000, only four works of the same series have been auctioned, and this painting is one of them. Only 8 works in the same series, including this painting, are in private collection. At present, there are 17 haystack series works in museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of art in New York and the Orsay Museum in Paris, while the Chicago Art Museum has 6.
As early as 1884, Monet began to create a series of paintings widely known as haystacks, which depict haystacks integrated with the vast landscape. However, the important painting series with the title of haystack was not completed until 1889-1891, focusing on the rapidly changing light and shadow effect. During these years, Monet made great efforts to describe the haystacks, but in fact, these haystacks were stacked with wheat and grain, but they were misunderstood as hay by the public.
Haystack was originally written by the collector Porter & middot; It was owned by the Palmers, who bought it directly from Monet's agent Paul & middot in the 1890s; Du hang & middot; Jue. The current collector has been collecting this painting since he bought it at auction in 1986.
Merchant Porter & middot; Palmer's wife, Chicago celebrity Bertha & middot; Palmer has many wonderful Impressionist Works in his collection, many of which have become the cornerstone of the well-known Impressionist collection of the Chicago Art Museum. Most of Palmer's paintings were collected from 1891 to 1892.
In 1889, Mr. and Mrs. Palmer were curated by Sarah & middot; Tyson & middot; Hallowell introduced Du hang & middot; Huey later met the artist Mary middot; Casat. In her life, Mrs. Palmer estimated that she collected nearly 90 Monet's works. She collected six paintings of haystack, all of which were painted in Duhang, Paris in 1891; Jue Gallery held an exhibition for artists and purchased it. Although Mr. and Mrs. Palmer sold many works shortly after they purchased the collection, this work remained in Mrs. Palmer's personal collection until her death in May 1918. Since then, the works have been collected by future generations of the family.