Jeff Koons Work Sells For $91.1 Million, Report For Dwelling Artist

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“Rabbit”, a chrome steel casting of an inflatable rabbit, overtook the earlier file set by British painter David Hockney’s “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)”, which offered final November at Christie’s for $90.three million.

“Rabbit”, a chrome steel casting of an inflatable rabbit, overtook the earlier file set by British painter David Hockney’s “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)”, which offered final November at Christie’s for $90.three million.

A sculpture by American artist Jeff Koons offered on Wednesday for $91.1 million at an public sale organized by Christie’s in New York — a file value for a residing artist.

It was a return to the highest for Koons, whose “Balloon Dog (Orange)” for 5 years held the file for highest value reached at public sale for a residing artist after its 2013 sale for $58.four million.

In an uncommon flip for an artwork public sale at this value vary, the customer of “Rabbit” was truly within the room in the course of the sale.

The promoting value of “Rabbit” was solely $80 million, however as soon as commissions and charges had been added, the ultimate complete rose to $91.075 million.

Produced by Koons in 1986, “Rabbit” is among the many best-known works by the artist, who constructed a popularity for difficult artwork world conventions.

Earlier than his dying in 2017, his empire included Conde Nast, which revealed magazines like Vogue, The New Yorker and Self-importance Truthful.

At 41 inches (1.04 meters) in peak, the determine was auctioned from the gathering of deceased publishing mogul S.I. Newhouse.