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Steve Mnuchin's father pays $ 91 million for the "Rabbit" stainless steel sculpture by Jeff Koons



A 3-foot stainless steel rabbit with a carrot is said to have been sold on Wednesday at the Christie New York auction house for a record $ 91.07 million.

The work was purchased by art dealer Robert Mnuchin, the father of Finance Minister Steve Mnuchin.

The 1986 Jeff Koons sculpture, known simply as the "Rabbit," is one of only four sculptures in the world and was previously owned by the former Condé Nast owner SI Newhouse, a costly piece of art by a living artist.

FRANCIS BACON PAINTING IS SELLING $ 142.4 MILLION AT AUCTION Artsy reported that $ 90.3 million was paid last November.

<img src = "https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2018/09/640/320/Christies-DaVinci.jpg?ve=1&tl= 1 "alt =" David Hockney's "Portrait of an Artist" had previously held the record for Christie's when he was sold for $ 90.3 million last November (Associated Press)
"/> [19659006] David Hockney's "Portrait of an Artist" previously held the record at Christie's when it was sold last November for $ 90.3 million. (Associated Press)

The curator of a recent Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York called "Rabbit" one of the most famous works of the last 40 to 50 years, according to Artsy.

Koons In the 1980s, Koons became famous for transforming everyday objects – like a balloon animal – into art.

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$ 58.4 million.


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