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19 September, Thursday


Rabbit sculpture sold to $91 million

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A week of record prices for art has seen a stainless steel rabbit sell for US$91.1 million.

The sale of Jeff Koons' 1986 Rabbit at Christie's in New York was the most expensive work by a living artist ever sold at auction.

The previous record for a living artist's work sold at auction was set by British artist David Hockney. His 1972 Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) brought in US$90.3m at Christie's last year.

The New York Times said Robert E Mnuchin, an art dealer and the father of US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, was the winning bidder for Rabbit, which had an estimated sale price of at least US$50m.

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