rare masterpieces by Claude Monet, Wassily Kandinsky and Constantin Brancusi became favorites of yesterday's evening auction Christie's «Impressionist and Modern Art" in New York, which resulted in proceeds of $ 204, 8 million. Trades could not prevent any hurricane "Cindy" or stir on the international stock exchanges or the US elections and the change of leadership of the Communist Party of China. The favorite of the evening was the auction impressionistic masterpiece of Claude Monet called "Water Lilies (Water Lilies)," depicting a view of the pond at Giverny. The work sold for $ 43, 76 million. Customer from America, has reached the second largest amount to pay for the work of the artist at auction. Cloth written in 1905, when Monet worked on a series of sketches of the brightest of the pond, which is located in his garden. This galaxy of famous paintings by the artist is considered to be the most significant in his work. From 1905 to 1908 Monet created a hard one picture every three weeks, which generated more than 60 abstract compositions with views of the pond. "Water Lilies" by Monet, along with landscapes by Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley exhibited for sale Hackl School, located in Tarrytown (NY). Pictures switched schools as a bequest left by Ethel Strong Allen. Total revenue for the sale of all three works is $ 50, 87 million. That is the biggest in the history of donations to non-profit schools in New York. One of the undisputed favorite of the auction was written in 1909, "Sketch for improvisation №8» Wassily Kandinsky, who went under the hammer for $ 23 million, which is a new record price for the artist's works. The previous record was set in 1990 and amounted to $ 20, 9 million. In the sculpture section of the road began in 1912, made from plaster work of Constantin Brancusi titled "Muse" sold for $ 12, 4 million. This sculpture is widely recognized as one of the important milestones of the mature creativity Brancusi. She first appeared astonished eyes of the public in 1913 in the framework of the "Ammunition Exhibition" in New York. The new owner of the sculpture has already received an offer borrow the work planned for the 2013 exhibition in honor of the 100th anniversary of this event. Also, do not remain without attention and a selection of bronze sculptures by Alberto Giacometti works. His "foot", which is one of the final sculpture in a series devoted to parts of the human body, was acquired by the gallery of Richard Gray for $ 11, 28 million. Two more works by Giacometti 1957-58 years went under the hammer for $ 6, 8 and $ 5, 57 million. A selection of works by Pablo Picasso portrait of Dora Maar was headed in 1938 under the title "Female Bust," sold for $ 13 million. Picasso kept the portrait in his 30 years, later bequeathed it to his second wife, Jacqueline Roque. Top-lot section of art surrealism became written in 1925 "Painting (Woman with a newspaper and a dog)" Joan Miro, has found a buyer for $ 13, 75 million.