Jeff Koons’ Rabbit sculpture breaks file for dwelling artist

Rabbit by Jeff Koons on display ahead of its sale at Christie's Post-War and Contemporary ArtPicture copyright

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Jeff Koons’ Rabbit was offered as a part of Christie’s Submit-Warfare and Up to date Artwork public sale in New York

A sculpture by US pop artist Jeff Koons has offered for $91.1m (£71m), breaking the file worth for a piece by a dwelling artist.

Christie’s in New York offered Rabbit – a 41in (104cm) metal forged of an inflatable created in 1986 – for greater than $20m over its estimated worth.

It beats the earlier file set by British artist David Hockney in November.

The client was within the viewers for the public sale, however has not been named.

On its web site Christie’s described Rabbit as “cute, sinister, cartoonish, imposing, vacuous, attractive, chilling, dazzling and iconic”.

It’s one among Koons’ most well-known items. The US artist’s sculptures have provoked controversy for many years after he emerged as a number one determine in New York’s artwork scene within the 1980s.

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Koons beforehand held the file worth for a dwelling artist’s work for his piece Balloon Canine (Orange).

However he was overtaken final 12 months by Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), which offered for simply over $90m (£70m) on the identical public sale home.

The sale is available in the identical week a Claude Monet Haystacks portray offered in New York for $110.7m – a file for the French artist.

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