Originally published 5/9/19: May brings a slew of exciting sales to the major auction houses. From Impressionists to Modernists and contemporary art, the month is marked by big names and even bigger numbers.
Leading Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on May 14 is a rare masterpiece from Claude Monet’s Haystacks series. Meules (French for ‘stacks’) from 1890 is one of 25 canvasses the artist painted on the subject. Though there are many of these paintings, they are among his most prized works, and rarely come up at auction. Other works in the series are housed at some of the world’s greatest museums, including the Musee d’Orsay, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.