Sculptor Henry Moore has broken all records and burst through the roof as it fetched a staggering $30.24m for the Reclining Figure Festival that is estimated to attract around $5.5m. This record has made it the most expensive piece of British sculpture ever. The bidding took place at Christie’s in London forbidding Moore’s Reclining Figure Festival, commissioned by the Arts Council for Britain’s Festival in 1951.
His work has overtaken Damien Hirst’s The Golden Calf, which was snapped up in 2008. The sculpture looks quite interesting, showing a woman relaxing with her limbs set wide apart.