49 out of the 64 lots up for auction were sold, providing a 2% higher success rate on last year's sale.

Sothebys-515-van-Gogh-e1430880853649 Van Gogh's L'Allée des Alyscamps
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Van Gogh's L'Allée des Alyscamps was bought by a bidder in the saleroom, an unusual move as such high sales are usually bought via telephone bidding.

SNY-Monet-Nympheas Monet's Nymphéas
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As expected, Monet's Nymphéas ranked second highest-price on the night, selling for $54 million, $9 million more than the pre-sale estimate. The piece was purchased by Sotheby's co-chair of the Old Master department, George Wachter, who fought off five other bidders.

SNY-Monet-Le-Palais-ducal Monet's Le Palais ducal
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Other top sales included Monet's Le Palais ducal which reached a whopping $20 million, $3 million above its estimate and La Seine a Vétheuil also sold for an impressive price at $11.5 million, $8 million over the expected price.

alberto-giacometti-femme-de-venise-lot-34 Alberto Giacometti, Femme de Venise
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Amongst the sold was a sculpture by 20th Century favorite Alberto Giacometti, Femme de Venise which sold for $16.2 million with the bid coming via the head of the Contemporary Art evening sale Grégoire Billault.

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