The sculpture "Rabbit" by Jeff Koons is the most expensive work by a living artist. At the auction the auction house Christie's the father of a senior U.S. politician evidently got the award.
A hare sculpture by the US artist Jeff Koons has achieved at an auction in New York with close to 91,1 million dollars (81 million euros), a record Price for the work of a living artist. It is the work of the "Rabbit" from the year 1986, as the auction house Christie's announced on Wednesday evening (local time).
about one Meter high sculpture made of stainless steel had previously been at 50 to 70 million dollars. She had last heard of the family of media Mogul Si Newhouse. The award of Minister of Finance, Steven Mnuchin received according to the New York Times the art dealer Robert E. Mnuchin, father of the US.
Alex Rotter, Christie's can understand the popularity of the "Rabbit"sculpture. It was the antithesis of Michelangelo's David, said he to the Agency Bloomberg.
Koons, 64, broke the record for the British painter David Hockney. His work "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)" ("portrait of an artist (Pool with two figures)") was sold half a year ago, also at Christie's, to 90,3 million dollars. In 1972, the resulting acrylic painting shows two men - one of them floating in the Pool, the other on the edge of the pool standing. Prior to this, Koons himself had been the record-holder: His sculpture "Balloon Dog" had achieved in 2013 at Christie's in New York for 58.4 million dollars.