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June 30, 1988|JOHN VOLAND | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

French Impressionist Claude Monet joined the art-auction major leagues, when an anonymous buyer bid $24.6 million for his 1876 painting, "Dans La Prairie." Sotheby's London auction house reported the sale set several records: highest price for a Monet, highest price for any Impressionist work at auction, and third highest price for anything paid at auction. The price for the Monet, including a 10% premium, was more than double Sotheby's pre-sale estimate of about $10.3 million and dwarfed the previous record for a Monet.

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