Monet’s Water Lilies fetch $54 million at Sotheby’s The 1906 painting, which had previously been estimated between $34 million and $51 million, was bought by an anonymous private collector
515: Claude Monet's Water Lilies Ongoing The artist, Giverny; by inheritance to his son Michel Monet (1878-1966), Giverny, 1926 ; sold to Katia Granoff, Paris, 1956 ; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York (Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund), 1959
The mystery may have been solved Wednesday, when the art industry newsletter The Canvas announced it had identified the buyer as Hasso Plattner, a German software tycoon who founded SAP in 1972 and is now worth $15.5 billion, according to Forbes
The paintings are on prominent display at museums all over the world, including the Princeton University Art Museum, Musée Marmottan Monet, the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of ..
Monet's Water Lilies fetch $54 million at Sotheby's The 1906 painting, which had previously been estimated between $34 million and $51 million, was bought by an anonymous private collector