Monet Painting Sells for a Staggering Sum

by Nate Wooley | November 9, 2012 12:14 pm

Monet Water Lilies 1916 300x300 Monet Painting Sells for a Staggering Sum[1]It’s auction season again, and just like every year, something on the docket sells for a surprising price.

For example, Claude Monet’s Water Lilies sold at Christie’s for $43.8 million dollars on Wednesday[2]. 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:

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.

More from those with wealth:

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Monet_Water_Lilies_1916.jpg
  2. $43.8 million dollars on Wednesday: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323894704578105882889840890.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
  3. Christmas Gifts for the 1%: http://investorplace.com/2012/10/christmas-gifts-for-the-1/
  4. Who’s the Richest Person in Your State?: http://investorplace.com/2012/10/whos-the-richest-person-in-your-state/
  5. Surprise! 2012′s Top-Earning Dead Celebrity Is NOT Michael Jackson: http://investorplace.com/2012/10/surprise-2012s-top-earning-dead-celebrity-is-not-michael-jackson/

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