The sale of Jeff Koons’ Rabbit at Christies in New York on Wednesday May 15 made him the highest prices living artist, taking over that mantle from David Hockney(previously written about here) who held the record for about 6 months. Blowing well past the estimate of $50,000,000 – $70,000,000, the final price including buyer’s premium was $91,075,000. Not exactly chump change.
Christies produced this beautiful video about the install of the piece.
This Rabbit is from an edition of three. One of which is owned by Stefan Edlis and featured prominently in HBO’s art-market documentary The Price of Everything. Even if you hate Jeff Koons, this doc is amazing.