- Rabbit, Jeff Koons
- 91,075,000 US dollar(s)
- United States ()
The most expensive artwork by a living artist sold at auction is Jeff Koons' "Rabbit", which sold for $91,075,000 (£70,408,300; €81,145,400), including buyer's premium, and was sold by Christie's in New York, USA, on 15 May 2019.
Created in 1986, it is one of the most iconic pieces ever created by Jeff Koons. One of three, it is the last remaining sculpture in the series to be in a private collection. The other two are located in The Broad Art Foundation in Los Angeles, USA and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, USA.
According to reports, the Art dealer Robert Mnuchin, made the final bid for a client. This isn't the first time one of Jeff Koons' sculptures has held the record. In 2013, Jeff Koons’ "Balloon Dog (Orange)" – a 12-foot-high, orange-tinted, stainless steel sculpture resembling a dog made from balloons – was sold at Christie’s for $58.4 million (£36.49 million).