Forget credit woes - art collectors certainly don't seem bothered by the global economic hangover. Christies last night saw a silly amount of cash flashed in their Impressionist and modern art sale, the highest amount ever for a European auction. Top of the bill was Claude Monet's Le Bassin aux Nympheas, which changed hands for a snip under £41 million. A Picasso still-life, a Henry Moore bronze and a Degas pastel were also sold, rounding the total up to a record-breaking £144.4 million pounds.
Monet Well Spent
Last Updated 26 June 2008