A famous Monet painting just sold to a mysterious buyer for a record $110.7 million - more than 44 times what the seller paid for it

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The 1890 painting is part of Monet's "Haystacks" series.

A Claude Monet painting just sold for $110.7 million at a Sotheby's auction, according to CNN.

The 1890 painting from Monet's "Haystacks" series broke the record for the most expensive Impressionist artwork ever sold at auction, according to Sotheby's.Advertisement

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Monet painted his "Haystacks" series at his home in Giverny, France, in the winter of 1890-1891.

The one sold Tuesday evening "distinguishes itself from others in the series by its vibrant paint palette, dramatic diagonal brushstrokes of varying directions that meet at the center and a unique perspective with only part of the first haystack appearing in the foreground," according to AFP.