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Painting from Monet's 'Water Lilies' sells for over $43M

November 10, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A painting from Claude Monet's "Water Lilies" series sold for a record of over $43 million at a New York auction Wednesday.

It dates from 1905, which is the year Monet began painting his garden's lily pond in Giverny, France.

The painting is considered one of the best in the series.

It sold at Christie's auction house for $43,762,500.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.