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It’s raining Monet: Five exceptional works from the same collection to be offered at Sotheby’s in March

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It’s raining Monet: Five exceptional works from the same collection to be offered at Sotheby’s in March

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY EVENING AUCTION

SOTHEBY’S LONDON, 2 MARCH 2022

LONDON, 18 January 2022 – This March, Sotheby’s will present five works by Claude Monet painted during a formative fifteen-year period during his career, charting the artist’s pivot from an Impressionist painter to the father of Abstract Expressionism. Monet x Monet | A Distinguished American Collection paints a picture of how Monet approached the concept of capturing colour and light on canvas in an increasingly modern and abstract way, through a range of key motifs. From a flower-filled canvas that prefigures Monet’s celebrated late water lily paintings, to a rhythmic depiction of loosely bundled together grainstacks, and two landscapes painted under different weather conditions at opposing ends of the seasons, the works – all of which pre-date 1900 – encapsulate the ‘modern’ Monet that had such a profound influence on later artists and movements. With a combined estimate in the region of $50 million (£35 million), the paintings will be offered in Sotheby’s Modern & Contemporary Evening Auction in London on 2 March 2022.

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