This is the most expensive work ever auctioned for a living artist
An iconic bunny by Jeff Koons in stainless steel, made in 1986 and with the simple title "Rabbit", was sold, last night, at Christie's auction in New York for about 91 million dollars (over 81 million euros) during the "Evening Sale" dedicated to post-war and contemporary art.
This is the new world record for a living artist.
The king of kitsch art, Jeff Koons, 64, also known as the husband of the portnostar Ilona Staller in art Cicciolina, has thus regained the scepter of "the dearest living artist ever paid for at auction" that had been taken away from him. Englishman David Hockney last fall.
The previous record was in fact established on 15 November 2018 with Hockney's painting "Portrait of an artist (pool with two figures)", sold by Christie's in New York for 90 million dollars.