- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Claude Monet’s rarely seen “Water Lilies” sold at auction in New York for just over $27 million.

The 1907 painting of his beloved Giverny, France garden sold Tuesday at Christie’s to an undisclosed bidder.

The work was part of late copper heiress Huguette Clark’s estate. It has not been publicly exhibited since 1926.

Christie’s is selling hundreds of items from her collection after a feud over her estate was settled in the fall.

“Water Lillies” had been expected to sell for $25 million to $35 million.

Pablo Picasso’s 1942 “Portrait of Dora Maar” sold for $22.5 million.

Wassily Kandinsky’s 1909 abstract “Beach Scene” fetched $17.2 million.

Those works came from the estate of German collectors Viktor and Marianne Langen and were at auction for the first time.

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