This past week, Jeff Koon’s “Rabbit” sculpture broke records and was sold for $91.1 million at Christie’s Post War and Contemporary Sale in New York.
Dogo News’s website writes “Created by Koons in 1986, the three-foot-tall, faceless steel bunny was one of 11 works of art offered at the auction from the collection of magazine publisher S.I. Newhouse, who died in 2017. The longtime chairman of Condé Nast acquired the iconic sculpture privately in 1992 from New York artist Terry Winters for $1 million, a princely sum at that time”.
Some people may think paying millions for a bunny sculpture may seem ridiculous but it “is considered the “holy grail” of Koons’ works among some collectors. It has also become somewhat of a cultural icon and even appeared as a balloon float at the 2007 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York”.
You can read more about the sculpture at https://www.dogonews.com/2019/5/19/american-artist-jeff-koons-rabbit-sculpture-auctions-for-a-record-91-dollars-million . I personally think Koon’s balloon animals are fascinating and their larger than life quality would be amazing to see in person.