By Chiara Fiorillo For Mailonline
Published: 04:37 BST, 16 May 2019 | Updated: 09:27 BST, 16 May 2019
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
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
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