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Jeff Koons has broken the record for the most expensive artwork by a living artist to be sold at auction after a stainless steel bunny sculpture he created in 1986 sold at Christie’s on Wednesday night for a cool $91.1 million (including fees), The New York Times reports.

The piece is titled Rabbit and was inspired by a child’s inflatable toy. The sculpture was one of three limited edition pieces, with Koons’ creating one additional version as an artist’s proof. According to Christie’s auction house, the sold piece was the last example left in private hands.

That record-smashing title was previously held by British painter David Hockney who sold Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) for $90 million last November. Before that, however, Koons’ was at the top spot with Balloon Dog (Orange), which sold for $58.4 million back in 2013.

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