eA rabbit sculpture by US artist Jeff Koons has achieved a record price at auction in New York. The auction house Christie's announced that the silver sculpture “Rabbit” of a stainless steel inflatable rabbit was auctioned off on Wednesday for $ 91.1 million (around € 81.2 million). Thus, the previous record price for the work of a living artist was exceeded again.
The record last held a painting by the British painter David Hockney. “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with two figures)” was auctioned in November, also at Christie's in New York, for about 90.3 million dollars. Previously, Koons's “Balloon Dog (Orange)” sculpture had held the record for years: it had been auctioned at auction in New York in 2013 for $ 58.4 million.
The 1.04 meter high steel sculpture “Rabbit” is one of the most famous works of the US artist and was estimated by Christie's in advance to 80 million dollars. It comes from the collection of the 2017 US publisher Samuel Irving Newhouse. He owned the publishing house Condé Nast, which publishes the magazines Vanity Fair, Vogue, and The New Yorker.
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