NEWS: CLAUDE MONET - MONET'S PALATE
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The star lot of an Impressionist and Modern Art Auction at Christie’s New York on November 7, 2012 will be Claude Monet’s Nymphéas, a 1905 view of the lily pond at Giverny from the iconic series that was the crowning achievement of the artist’s career. Estimated at US$30-50 million. Monet's views of his beloved lily pond at Giverny are perhaps the most admired and influential paintings of the early modern era. The water gardens are captured in the film Monet's Palate with Meryl Streep now airing on PBS. Monet had already enjoyed a celebrated career in Paris as the leading artist of the Impressionist movement when he moved with his family to the small farming community of Giverny in 1883 and began working on the elaborate gardens that would fascinate and inspire him for the last two decades of his life. The Nymphéas featured in the upcoming sale dates from 1905, the year Monet began his most intensive work on a dazzling array of paintings of the lily pond at the heart of his garden. Workingfeverishly, he would complete more than 60 increasingly abstract views of the pond between 1905 and 1908, or about one every three weeks. The best works of the series – including the Allen Nymphéas – were selected for his 1909 exhibition at Galerie Durand-Ruel in Paris, which proved to be an unprecedented commercial and critical success for Monet. “There is no other living artist who could have given us these marvelous effects of light and shadow, this glorious feast of light" Monet's Palate was also most recently the featured film at Monet's Garden show held at the NYBG! Aileen Bordman