sculpture by Jeff Koons for a record price of 91.1 million dollars auctioned to the Highest auction price for a work by a living artist in New York (AFP) -
A rabbit sculpture by the US artist Jeff Koons at auction in New York, a record price achieved. As the auction house Christie's told, was sold at auction the silver sculpture "Rabbit" of an inflatable rabbit is made of stainless steel on Wednesday to 91,1 million dollars (around EUR 81.2 million). The previous record was surpassed a price for the work of a living artist.
The record for a painting by the British painter David Hockney held recently. "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with two figures)" was auctioned in November, also at Christie's in New York, for approximately 90,3 million dollars. Previously, for many years, the sculpture "Balloon Dog (Orange) had kept" of Koons the record: it was sold in 2013, at auction in New York for 58.4 million dollars.
The 1,04 Meter-Meter-high steel sculpture "Rabbit" is one of the most famous works of the American artist and has been estimated by Christie's pre-80 million dollars. It comes from the collection of the 2017 deceased U.S. publisher Samuel Irving Newhouse. To him, the publishing house Condé Nast, the magazine "Vanity Fair", "Vogue" and the "New Yorker". (roy/AFP)
Created: 16.05.2019, 03:47 PM