Monet painting not seen for 87 years expected to fetch $44.6 million at auction

French Impressionist Claude Monet's masterpieces are no strangers to record-breaking bids when they go up for auction. Now a beautiful painting of waterlilies, part of Monet's 'Nymphéas' collection, which has been in a private collection for 87 years, is expected to fetch up to $44.6 million when it hits the auction block next week. This comes one week after his 'Meules' painting sold for $110.7 million at Sotheby's New York.