A stainless-steel sculpture of a rabbit by Jeff Koons has set an public sale document in New York, fetching over $ninety one million.
The sale of Koons’ 1986 “Rabbit” at Christie’s Wednesday was the costliest work by a dwelling artist ever bought at public sale.
The previous document for a dwelling artist’s work bought at auction was set by British artist David Hockney. His 1972 “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” brought in $90.3 million at Christie’s final yr.
The New York Occasions says Robert E. Mnuchin, an artwork vendor and the daddy of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, was the profitable bidder for “Rabbit,” which had an estimated sale worth of at the least $50 million.
Christie’s says the sculpture is one in every of three editions plus one artist’s proof.