Contact Us

Rare Art Part Of NYC Copper Heiress Auction

Masterpieces Unveiled By Monet And Francis Bacon
Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City auction house says paintings by Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir are among 400 items that will be sold from a reclusive copper heiress’ private trove this spring.

The Huguette (OO’-ghet) Clark collection sale at Christie’s comes after a feud over her estate was settled in the fall.

Some of pieces were acquired by her father, a Montana copper king and senator who founded Las Vegas.

Monet’s “Water Lilies” is estimated to bring $25 million to $35 million.

Another masterpiece in the sale is Renoir’s “Young Women Playing Badminton.” It has a presale estimate of $10 million to $15 million. Both will be offered May 6.

Other items from the collection go on sale June 18. They include a Stradivari violin, Gilded Age furniture and rare books.


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More From Voice Of Amarillo

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://voiceofamarillo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Talk 940 AM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on News Talk 940 AM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!