For example, Claude Monet’s Water Lilies sold at Christie’s for $43.8 million dollars on Wednesday. The 1905 painting was sold by the Hackley School and features lilies on a still pool.
Here’s a list of other items Christie’s sold on Wednesday:
- Kandinsky’s Study for Improvisation 8, $23 million
- Picasso’s Head of a Woman, $13 million
- Miro’s Painting (Woman, Newspaper, Dog), $13.7 million
In all, the auction brought in $205 million. That’s lower than the $209.2 million analysts predicted. That’s because 21 of the 69 items went unsold, and several others were purchased with a single bid.