Art is eclectic, immersive and sometimes very very expensive. Proving all of the aforementioned as true is the sale of a sculpture by revered artist Jeff Koons that was recently sold for a whopping $91.1 million. The record-breaking deal took place at a Christie’s auction and is being claimed as one of the most priced sales of its kind by a living artist.
The object in question – a fine piece of work by Koons is a playful, stainless steel high rabbit that stands at 41 in (104 cm). It is touted as one of the most celebrated works of 20th-century art and has sold for leaps over its pre-sale estimate. While Christie’s had calculated its take away between $50-$70 million, the quirky animal sculpture went under the hammer for over $20 million over its expected sale price.
The exclusive ‘Rabbit’ was created by Koons is 1986 and comes from the collection of the late publisher S.I. Newhouse. It is the second edition of the trio created by the artist, with one out of the three being owned by the Broad Foundation in Los Angeles and the other being promised to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. While the identity of the buyer is kept anonymous, we’re sure Koons’ ‘Rabbit’ now sits proud and pretty in his or her collection!