A rare painting by Gustave Caillebotte, “Young man at his window“, was bought Thursday evening 53 million dollars by the Getty museum of Los Angeles, smashing the record of the French painter, during the sale of an impressionist collection at Christie’s in New York.
The Cox collection, named after the Texas industrialist who died in 2020 Ed Cox, also included three works by Vincent Van Gogh, which totaled more than $ 150 million, including an oil on canvas, “Wooden huts among olive trees and cypress trees“, sold for 71.3 million dollars, becoming one of the painter’s most expensive.
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Another painting by Paul Cézanne, “L’Estaque with red roofs“, sold for $ 55.3 million.
In total, the 23 pieces retracing the entire history of the Impressionists, also including paintings by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Berthe Morisot, reached $ 332 million during this auction, which took place. held at the Rockefeller Center in Manhattan.
The record for a Caillebotte was $ 22 million, for a painting, “Ascending path“, sold at Christie’s in London in 2019.