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Van Gogh Painting Kicks Off Spring Auctions in NYC with $66.3M Sale Price

Escalating Prices Driven by Asian Collectors

Claude Monet’s water lilies (top) sold for $54 million, while van Gogh's L’allée Des Alyscamps fetched $66.3 million, kicking off spring auctions in New York City.

Claude Monet’s water lilies (top) sold for $54 million, while van Gogh’s L’allée Des Alyscamps fetched $66.3 million, kicking off spring auctions in New York City.

Sotheby’s kicked off the Spring art auctions with the sale of a Van Gogh painting for $66.3 million, the highest price paid for a work by the Dutch artist since 1998, the auction house said. Claude Monet’s water lilies also sold for $54 million.

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