Rabbit by Jeff Koons on display ahead of its sale at Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art

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Jeff Koons’ Rabbit was bought as a part of Christie’s Submit-Warfare and Up to date Artwork public sale in New York

A sculpture by US pop artist Jeff Koons has bought for $91.1m (£71m), breaking the document worth for a piece by a residing artist.

Christie’s in New York bought Rabbit – a 41in (104cm) metal solid of an inflatable created in 1986 – for greater than $20m over its estimated worth.

It beats the earlier document set by British artist David Hockney in November.

The customer was within the viewers for the public sale, however has not been named.

On its web site Christie’s described Rabbit as “cute, sinister, cartoonish, imposing, vacuous, sexy, chilling, dazzling and iconic”.

It’s certainly one of Jeff Koons’ most well-known items. The US artist’s sculptures have provoked controversy for many years after he emerged as a number one determine in New York’s artwork scene within the 1980s.

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Koons previously held the record price for a living artist’s work for his piece Balloon Canine (Orange).

However he was overtaken last year by Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), which bought for simply over $90m (£70m) on the similar public sale home.

The sale is available in the identical week a Claude Monet Haystacks painting sold in New York for $110.7m – a document for the French artist.