Claude Monet
Le Grand Canal
1908
Sotheby’s New York
Nov. 2, 2005
est. $12 million-$16 million
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FALL AUCTION PREVIEW


Oct. 24, 2005

Get ready for some fireworks. The November sales of Impressionist, modern and contemporary art promise to be grander than ever. The trend has been upwards for several seasons now -- artworks by the most popular artists routinely sell for more than their presale high estimates -- and the market is giving no signs that it has peaked. The vigorous market is also serving to draw out some choice works in all auction categories.

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