Mnuchin made the purchase for a client, according to the report. In the manner of Andy Warhol, in New York City’s Chelsea neighbourhood, Koons established a large studio-factory, where dozens of employees produced the work that he conceived. Terms of Use Both totals include the auction house fees.

75,328, This story has been shared 63,910 times. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Your Ad Choices By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. The seller has specified an extended handling time for this item. “Few works of art of its generation can have the same instant recognisability: it has been on the cover of books, exhibition catalogues and magazines,” Christie’s described the piece of art. The rabbit is not important in itself, other than in that it is instantly recognizable and thus represents Koons’ “strong brand” well. In his early years Koons characteristically worked in series. Koons’ “Rabbit” surpassed the previous record, which was set just last November when British painter David Hockney’s “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” sold for $90.3 million. Any international shipping is paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. International shipping and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. International shipping paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. An item that has been used previously. World champion's affair rocks Olympic swimming world, Joe Biden's polling lead slips in wake of Post report on Hunter, Airport officials strike gold searching passenger’s butt, News anchor fired for cameo in Adam Sandler movie. There are 1 items available. Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab, Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab, Share on Pinterest - opens in a new window or tab. In the early 1980s he began making art full-time. {"modules":["unloadOptimization","bandwidthDetection"],"unloadOptimization":{"browsers":{"Firefox":true,"Chrome":true}},"bandwidthDetection":{"url":"","maxViews":4,"imgSize":37,"expiry":300000,"timeout":250}}. Get the item you ordered or get your money back. Earn up to 5x points when you use your eBay Mastercard. Koons was part of the Post-Pop generation (which also included Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince), who continued to pursue the 1960s Pop movement’s fascination with popular culture and advertising as well as the social codes reinforced by the dominant media. Copyright © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Minimum monthly payments are required.

Inspired by a twisted rubber balloon rabbit, Balloon Rabbit (Red), is a highly reflective red porcelain limited edition. Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Omissions?

The item you've selected was not added to your cart. This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking. Executed in 1986. Incorporating the vocabulary of his iconic Celebration sculptures, Balloon Rabbit, along with two other animals, Balloon Monkey and Balloon Swan, marked a spectacular new chapter in Jeff Koons’s oeuvre. Other articles where Rabbit is discussed: Jeff Koons: 4 million in 2013 and Rabbit (1986) went for $90.2 million in 2019, setting records for the most expensive work by a living artist at the time of sale. Read more about Koons’s life and career. A 1986 "Rabbit" sculpture by American pop artist Jeff Koons sold for $91.1 million in New York on Wednesday, a record price for a work by a living artist, Christie's auction house said. Item Information. "Rabbit" by Jeff Koons is displayed during a media preview at Christie's in New York on May 3, 2019.
1955) Rabbit stainless steel 41 x 19 x 12 in. The sculpture, which stands just over 3 feet high, is made of stainless steel and based on an inflatable children’s toy, according to the auction house. Qualifying purchases could enjoy No Interest if paid in full in 6 months on purchases of $99 or more. Price: US $694.91. 63,910, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). Jeff Koons (b. “A monumental blow-up version even featured in the 2007 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.”. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. Details about Louis Vuitton Bag Charm Jeff Koons Rabbit Leather X Silver Hardware Pink. Koons offered the concept as a memorial to the victims of the 2015 and 2016 terrorist attacks in France, but he left the responsibility of paying for the execution and installation of the sculpture to the French—an act that many found controversial. 78,608, This story has been shared 75,328 times. Something went wrong. Jeff Koons, one of a number of American artists to emerge in the 1980s with an aesthetic devoted to the decade’s pervasive consumer culture. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. On its website Christie's described Rabbit as "cute, sinister, cartoonish, imposing, vacuous, sexy, chilling, dazzling and iconic". After receiving the item, contact seller within, Money back or replacement (buyer's choice). operational and functions as intended. Jeff Koons's Rabbit was conceptualized in 1986, inclusive of his Statuary Collection, when he first had the idea of grabbing this inflatable, commercialized toy off a store shelf. Koons’s broader engagement with inflatable forms dates to the late 1970s. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article.

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