The "Rabbit," a steel version of a rabbit made from balloons, broke the record of the painting ‘Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)’ by the British artist David Hockney. That was in the middle of november, sold for eur 90.3 million, also at Christie's.Read also the Iconic painting David Hockney sold for record price of eur 90.3 million dollars
The work of Koons was for 80 million dollars sold. The painting of Hockney went for the same amount under the hammer, but the ‘Rabbit’ broke nevertheless the record by the commissions on the sale must be paid. So ran the price up 91,075 million dollars.
The ‘Rabbit’ is part of a series of three that Koons created in 1986.
For Hockney him enthroned, the 64-year-old Koons previously for the past five years the living artist whose work of art is a record yield. His ‘Balloon Dog (Orange)’ was in 2013 sold for the then record amount of 58.4 billion dollars.
The rabbit is one of the most famous works of the artist, that all the conventions in the art world omverwierp.