Manet painting sells for $65M at auction

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NEW YORK CITY: A stunning 1881 masterpiece by Edouard Manet sold for $65 million at auction in New York on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), a record for a work by the French impressionist artist. “Le Printemps,” which the auction house Christie’s had valued at $25 to $30 million, depicts a famous actress of the day and was exhibited in 1882 to critical acclaim while Manet was one of the most famous living artists.

AFP

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