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Mnuchin's Art-Dealer Dad Nabs $91 Million Koons Rabbit


The 3-foot-tall inflatable silver bunny was offered during Christie’s postwar and contemporary art evening auction Wednesday in New York.


For the past two weeks, the piece occupied a temple-like rotunda at Christie’s, displayed in blazing white light on a pedestal under an oculus.


For Alex Rotter, the rabbit represents the end of sculpture and the antithesis of “the perfect man,” Michelangelo’s David.


He’s carved by one of the greatest artists of all time with a chisel, out of one block of the purest white marble.


The price at Christie’s, which includes the buyer’s commission, returns Koons to the top of the art world.


Koons’s previous auction high was $58.4 million for an orange balloon dog, also at Christie’s.






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