Tag: Koons, Jeff

Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ Sets Auction Record for Most Expensive Work by Living Artist

A shiny stainless steel sculpture created by Jeff Koons in 1986, inspired by a child’s inflatable toy, sold at Christie’s on Wednesday night for $91.1 million with fees, breaking the record at auction for a work by a living artist, set just last November by David Hockney. Robert E. Mnuchin, an art dealer and the […]

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Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ Smashes Record for Work by a Living Artist

A shiny stainless steel sculpture created by Jeff Koons in 1986, inspired by a child’s inflatable toy, sold at Christie’s on Wednesday night for $91.1 million with fees, smashing the record at auction for a work by a living artist, set just last November by David Hockney. Robert E. Mnuchin, an art dealer and the […]

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Spring Art Sales: Yawns or Records?

The marquee auctions of Impressionist, modern and contemporary art in New York next week are the first crunch moment of the year for the top end of the art market. Owners of big-ticket paintings and sculptures regard these biannual sales as the moment to maximize prices. For Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips, this is also the […]

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Why Painting Isn’t as Elitist as You Might Think

LONDON — “Museums. Ugh,” said Amy Cappellazzo, the chairman and executive vice president of Sotheby’s, having been told of the German artist Gerhard Richter’s long-held desire for his paintings to acquired by public galleries, rather than private collectors. “That’s a very socialist, democratic way of having to deal with, like, rich people who want them,” […]

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Jeff Koons Is Found Guilty of Copying. Again.

“Fait d’hiver” is a 1988 statue by Jeff Koons featuring a woman lying in snow being nuzzled by a pig. “Fait d’hiver” is also a 1985 advertisement for the French clothing brand Naf Naf featuring a woman lying in snow being nuzzled by a pig. There are multiple differences. Mr. Koons’s “Fait d’hiver” is a […]

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