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Shoppers queue up as China mall shows them the Monets

Published on Mar 8, 2014 4:35 PM

SHANGHAI (AFP) - Hundreds of Chinese art lovers lined up at a Shanghai shopping mall on Saturday to see the works of French Impressionist Claude Monet, as the country's biggest ever exhibition of his paintings opened.

The 40 Monet works, drawn from the private Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris, are arranged in chronological order and include some from his emblematic Water Lilies series.

Organisers hope between 200,000 and 300,000 people will view the three-month show, but will limit daily visitors to 3,000 over security concerns.

"I've heard a lot about Monet's works, and I couldn't wait to see them with my own eyes," said visitor Regina Luo.

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