This look into the Claude Monet market over the last 11 years was prepared with data and charts from our friends at Athena Art Finance. It is available to AMMpro subscribers. Monthly subscriptions begin with the first month free. Feel free to subscribe and cancel before you are billed.
Tonight at Christie's there will be three paintings by Claude Monet on the auction block. The top work among the four Evening sale lots at Christie's and Sotheby's, with a combined low estimate of £16.5m, is this landscape from early in the artist's tenure at Giverny. The painting has never been at auction and was in the same family for the last 67 years.
The artist's perennial popularity among collectors can be easily overlooked in the art market place. From the chart below, one can easily see that Monet's sales place his work consistently among the top ten artists by auction volume at the three houses, according to the chart Athena Art Finance put together for us.
Although Picasso and Warhol regularly do better numbers, and other artists like Basquiat and Bacon, even Richter and Rothko, have appeared above Monet on the annual lists, the Impressionist painter is a consistent mainstay.
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