New York (AFP) – An American artist Jeff Koons sculpture was sold Wednesday for $ 91.1 million at an auction organized by Christie's New York City at a record price for a living artist. the steel casting of an inflatable rabbit, outstripped the previous record set by British painter David Hookney's "Portrait of an artist (pool with two figures)", which was sold last November at Christie's for $ 90.3 million
for Kuns, whose "Air Dog" (Orange) during the last nine years held a record for the highest price achieved at auction for a living artist after selling in 2013 for $ 58.4 million
The selling price of "Rabbit" was only $ 80 million , but after the commissions and fees were added, the final amount increased to $ 91
At an altitude of 41 inches (1.04 m) the figure was sold at auction from the collection of the dead publishing magnate SI Newhouse.
Prior to his death in 2017, his empire included Conde Nast, who published magazines such as Vogue, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair.