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By means of Reuters
A 1986 “Rabbit” sculpture by means of American pop artist Jeff Koons bought for $91.1 million in New York on Wednesday, a checklist value for a piece by means of a residing artist, Christie’s public sale area mentioned.
The playful, chrome steel, 41 in (104 cm) top rabbit, considered one of the vital celebrated works of 20th-century artwork, used to be bought for greater than $20 million over its pre-sale estimate.
Christie’s mentioned the sale made Koons the highest-priced residing artist, overtaking the $90.three million checklist set remaining November by means of British painter David Hockney’s 1972 paintings “Portrait of an Artist (Pool With Two Figures.)”
The identification of the “Rabbit” purchaser used to be no longer disclosed.
The glossy, faceless outsized rabbit, clutching a carrot, is the second one in an version of 3 made by means of Koons in 1986.
The sale follows every other record-setting public sale value this week. On Tuesday, probably the most few artwork 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 checklist for an Impressionist paintings.