Of the 50 lots on offer, 40 passed the million dollar mark, including five sold for over $10m and three for over $20m.
The night's big moment, however, was unquestionably the sale of a Claude Monet painting from the Meules (Haystacks) series, which was bought for $110.7m (fees included), making it the ninth most expensive work sold at auction and setting a new record for an Impressionist work.
Claude Monet, Meules, 1890 © Sotheby's
The previous record belonged to a Monet piece sold in May 2018: Christie's New York sold Nymphéas en Fleur for $84.6m.
The piece sold last night (to an unidentified buyer present in the auction room) had once belonged to Chicago-based collectors Potter & Berthe Palmer, who acquired it from the Parisian gallery Durand-Ruel, direct from Monet's dealer, in 1892. More information available via Artnews.