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Asian buyers account for a third of Sotheby's US$368m sales

They favour paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 05:50

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Claude Monet's Nympheas, painted in 1905, sold for US$54 million to an American US private collector.

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The top lot, Van Gogh's 1888 painting L'Allee Des Alyscamps, went to a private Asian client for US$66.3 million.

New York

ASIAN collectors snapped up paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet at a Sotheby's auction in New York that totalled US$368.3 million.

The tally on Tuesday was the second highest for an Impressionist and modern art auction at Sotheby's and a 67 per

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