Rabbit sculpture sells for US$91M, setting record for living artist

A 1986 “Rabbit” sculpture via American pop artist Jeff Koons bought for US$91.1 million in New York on Wednesday, a list worth for a piece via a dwelling artist, Christie’s public sale space mentioned.

The playful, chrome steel, 104 cm prime rabbit, considered some of the celebrated works of 20th-century artwork, used to be bought for greater than $20 million over its pre-sale estimate.

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Christie’s mentioned the sale made Koons the highest-priced dwelling artist, overtaking the $90.three million list set final November via British painter David Hockney’s 1972 paintings “Portrait of an Artist (Pool With Two Figures.)”

The id of the “Rabbit” purchaser used to be now not disclosed.

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The glossy, faceless outsized rabbit, clutching a carrot, is the second one in an version of 3 made via Koons in 1986.

The sale follows some other record-setting public sale worth this week. On Tuesday, some of the few art work in Claude Monet’s celebrated “Haystacks” collection that also stays in non-public arms bought at Sotheby’s in New York for $110.7 million — a list for an Impressionist paintings.

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