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Kenny Schachter gives Jeff Koons’s inflatable bunny a voice

... and we are not disappointed!  The video coincides with news that Christie's New York is set to auction off Jeff Koon's "Rabbit" as part of its forthcoming Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale next month.  The iconic piece made its official debut at New York City’s Ileana Sonnabend Gallery back in 1986. Jive Bunny! from Kenny Schachter on Vimeo. I used to be a toyAnd meant to bring you joyNot sure what I should call myselfAm I a girl or a boy? Are you tempted to plant a kiss?Looking for ever-lasting bliss?It’s physical, it’s spiritualBut bottom line—it’s just big business. Meant to take you to another placeNot exactly furthering the human raceBut what you’ll see peering into meA nice reflection of...

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David Hockney Sells for $90.3 Million USD Making it Most Expensive Artwork by a Living Artist

David Hockney is considered to be one of the most important British artists of the 20th century.  He is perhaps best known for his serial paintings of swimming pools, portraits of friends, and verdant landscapes. The artist’s works range from collaged photography and posters, to Cubist-inspired abstractions and open-air paintings of the English countryside.  During Last nights Christie's auction, Hockney's Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972) sold for $90.3 million at the post war and contemporary art in Rockefeller Center. The work by the British artist topples Jeff Koons's Balloon Dog which sold for $58.4 million to become the most expensive work by a living artist. The sale more than tripled the British artist’s current record of $28.4 million set in May.   Hockney’s record shows...

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Upcoming Phillips Auction to Feature KAWS 'CLEAN SLATE'

Phillips Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art on November 15th will feature Kaws' "CLEAN SLATE" Companion sculpture which stands 23-feet-tall. The sculpture made its debut at Harbour City in Hong Kong now has an estimated sale price of $900,000-$1,200,000 USD. “It is the highest auction estimate for any work by KAWS,” said Phillips.  Currently the sculpture is on display at Phillips’ plaza in NYC. Alongside "CLEAN SLATE" Phillips will also be auctioning "UNTITLED (FATAL GROUP)". A piece that portrays the characters from The Fat Albert Show with their heads embellished with the signature KAWS XX motif. It is expected that these pieces will bring the highest auction estimate for a painting by the world-renowned artist.

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