Koons´s 'Rabbit' fetches record 91m dollars at New York setting new record for ...

Jeff Koons' Rabbit sculpture fetches $91.1million in New York and sets a new auction record for a living artist Rabbit sculpture (1986) is a 41in steel cast based on an inflatable children's toy American artist Jeff Koons became a leading figure in New York in the 1980s The sculpture, sold for $91.1 million, set a new auction record for a living artist 

By Chiara Fiorillo For Mailonline

Published: 04:37 BST, 16 May 2019 | Updated: 09:27 BST, 16 May 2019

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A stainless steel sculpture of a rabbit by American artist Jeff Koons has fetched $91.1 million (£71 million) in New York.

Auction house Christie's sold Koon's 1986 'Rabbit' on Wednesday and the sculpture became the most expensive work by a living artist to be sold at auction.

The previous record was set by British artist David Hockney.

'Rabbit' by American artist Jeff Koons is a steel cast inspired by an inflatable children's toy

'Rabbit' by American artist Jeff Koons is a steel cast inspired by an inflatable children's toy

Artist Jeff Koons, pictured reflected in his sculpture 'Rabbit', became a leading figure in New York's art scene in the 1980s

Artist Jeff Koons, pictured reflected in his sculpture 'Rabbit', became a leading figure in New York's art scene in the 1980s

The sculpture, sold by Christie's in New York for £91.1 million, became the most expensive work by a living artist

The sculpture, sold by Christie's in New York for £91.1 million, became the most expensive work by a living artist

His 1972 Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) was sold for $90.3 million (£70.4) by Christie's last year.

Rabbit, a 41in (104cm) steel cast inspired by an inflatable children's toy, had an estimated sale

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