"Rabbit" by Jeff Koons sold for a record $91,1 million
ARTinvestment.RU   16 мая 2019

Sculpture silver rabbit stainless steel topped the rating of the most expensive works of living artists

Only six months stayed in the lead living artists, the honorable representative of the British modern art, 81-летний David Hockney with the sale of the paintings, "portrait of an artist (Pool with two figures)"for $90,3 million

After six months he briskly walked young (in fact, 64-летний) American Jeff Koons. It happened in new-Йорке, the auction of postwar and contemporary art Christie's may 15, 2019. On sale managed to get a textbook for Koons sculpture 1986 – silver "Rabbit" out of stainless steel, simulating a balloon like shape. All of these "Rabbits" height just over a meter Koons in 1986, has created three pieces and one author's copy. One of the copies is in the collection of the broad in Los-Анджелесе, and another promised to the Museum of contemporary art in Chicago.

a copy of the "Rabbit" at No. 2 until recently, was kept in the collection of the iconic publisher Samuel Irving (CY) Newhouse, co-owner of the publishing house Conde Nast (magazines Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, GQ, etc.). "Father glamour," say Newhouse died in 2017, leaving an impressive art collection @- from modern things like the works of Koons to classic Impressionists (by the way, may 13, 2019 still life "Jug and fruit" painted by Paul cézanne from the collection of the same Newhouse sold for $59.3 million).

Silver "Rabbit" by Jeff Koons was bought by Newhouse in 1992, impressive by the standards of those years the amount is $ 1 million. After 27 years in the fight 10 bidder the hammer price sculpture 80-кратно exceeded the previous sales price. And given the Commission the Buyer's Premium the final result was a record for all living artists $ 91,075 million

Sources: christies.com, bloomberg.com, reuters.com, edition.cnn.com

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