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The Art Market Grew to $63.7 Billion in 2017


With the recent sale of Jeff Koon's Rabbit for $91 Million, Koons is currently the most expensive living artist.

Other recent high-priced sales:

2017 $460.3 / Salvator Mundi /. Leonardo da Vinci - Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism


2015 ~$317. Interchange /. Willem de Kooning / Kenneth C. Griffin


2011 $278 + - The Card Players / Paul Cézanne / State of Qatar


2014 $222 Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?) / Paul Gauguin / State of Qatar


2015 Number 17A / Pollack / $200 million / Kenneth C. Griffin

2015 $179.4 / Les Femmes d' Alger / Pablo Picasso / Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, former prime minister of Qatar

2012 $183.3 / Wasserschlangen II / Gustav Klimt /. Dmitry Rybolovlev


2017 $165 / Masterpiece / Roy Lichtenstein / Stephen A. Cohen

2018 $157 Amedeo Modigliani, Nu Couché (Sur Le Côté Gauche), 1917
Makes one rethink saying "Get A Real Job" to an artist!

Congratulations is in order!

Jeff Koons has become the most expensive living artist when his work 'Rabbit' sold for $91.1 million this week at an auction in New York City.

The piece was inspired by a child's inflatable toy and was one of three limited edition pieces, with Koons' creating one additional version as an artist's proof.

Pennsylvania-born Koons beat out British artist David Hockney who previously held the title/

In 2018, Hockney's artwork, Portrait of an Artist, was sold for $90.3 million.

But you will be surprised to know that Koons' artwork will be dwarfed if we compare his work-in terms of money-with other artists. 

Watch the video above to see the most expensive artworks ever sold throughout the recent years that have surpassed Jeff Koons' masterpiece auction sale price.

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