Monet’s ‘Water Lilies’ auctioned in NY for $27M

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“Nympheas” by Claude Monet is displayed during an auction preview at Christie’s in New York, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Works from the estates of heiress Huguette Clark, Edgar Bronfman and other major collectors are leading New York City’s spring art auctions. The sale of impressionist and modern art begins Tuesday evening at Christie’s. The auction house says it expects to raise over $245 million. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

“Nympheas” by Claude Monet is displayed during an auction preview at Christie’s in New York, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Works from the estates of heiress Huguette Clark, Edgar Bronfman and other major collectors are leading New York City’s spring art auctions. The sale of impressionist and modern art begins Tuesday evening at Christie’s. The auction house says it expects to raise over $245 million. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A man gets a closer look at “Nympheas” by Claude Monet during an auction preview at Christie’s in New York, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Works from the estates of heiress Huguette Clark, Edgar Bronfman and other major collectors are leading New York City’s spring art auctions. The sale of impressionist and modern art begins Tuesday evening at Christie’s. The auction house says it expects to raise over $245 million. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A woman gets a closer look at “Nympheas” by Claude Monet during an auction preview at Christie’s in New York, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Works from the estates of heiress Huguette Clark, Edgar Bronfman and other major collectors are leading New York City’s spring art auctions. The sale of impressionist and modern art begins Tuesday evening at Christie’s. The auction house says it expects to raise over $245 million. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

“Strandszene” by Wassily Kandinsky is displayed during an auction preview at Christie’s in New York, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Works from the estates of heiress Huguette Clark, Edgar Bronfman and other major collectors are leading New York City’s spring art auctions. The sale of impressionist and modern art begins Tuesday evening at Christie’s. The auction house says it expects to raise over $245 million. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Detail from “Strandszene” by Wassily Kandinsky is displayed during an auction preview at Christie’s in New York, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Works from the estates of heiress Huguette Clark, Edgar Bronfman and other major collectors are leading New York City’s spring art auctions. The sale of impressionist and modern art begins Tuesday evening at Christie’s. The auction house says it expects to raise over $245 million. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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