Maurice de Vlaminck’s 1905 springtime painting breaks record bid at $22.5 million

Maurice de Vlaminck’s work broke all records at Christie’s when the French artist’s 1905 Paysage de Banlieue, oil painting on canvas fetched $22,482,500. It highlighted a ‘vivdly-hued’ landscape which experts describe as ‘a fitting tribute to springtime in New York’. The winning bidder was Conor Jordan, head of Impressionist & Modern Art at Christie’s New York, on behalf of an unidentified client. The previous record of the artist’s work set in 1990 which fetched $10,756,419 for his work Les Pecheurs a Nanterre.

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