For instructive, beautifully illustrated articles on the acquisition of Monet's Waterlilies by the Museum of Modern Art and their destruction in a fire, see the following articles in Life: “Old Master’s Modern Heirs,” Life December 2, 1957, pp. 94-99. Read this magazine. “Fiery Peril in a Showcase of Modern Art," Life April 28, 1958, 53-56. Read this magazine.