Jeff Koons work sells for $91.1 million

A security guard stands next to Jeff Koons' "Rabbit" from the Masterpieces from The Collection of S.I. Newhouse at Christie's New York press preview on May 3, 2019 as part of Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art evening sale. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION

A sculpture by American artist Jeff Koons sold on Wednesday for $91.1 million at an auction organized by Christie’s in New York — a record price for a living artist.

“Rabbit”, a stainless steel casting of an inflatable rabbit, overtook the previous record set by British painter David Hockney’s “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” which sold last November at Christie’s for $90.3 million.