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Vincent van Gogh work created in south of France sells for over $66M at NYC auction

NEW YORK, N.Y. – A Vincent van Gogh painting of an autumnal scene in the south of France has brought in more than $66 million at an auction in New York City.

The painting was made in 1888 during a two-month period when van Gogh and Paul Gauguin worked side-by-side in Arles, France. It sold Tuesday at Sotheby’s sale of impressionist and modern art.

The auction record for a van Gogh is $82.5 million.

The sale also featured six paintings by Claude Monet. The highlight was “Water Lilies,” a 1905 version of the artist’s pond and gardens in Giverny, France. It fetched $54 million, well over its high presale estimate of $45 million.

Monet’s 1908 painting of Venice with a view of the Palazzo Ducale on the Grand Canal sold for more than $23 million.