Something that looks like a silver inflatable rabbit to many just set a record.
How? By selling big!
Rabbit by artist Jeff Koons sold at auction for the highest amount ever for a living artist's work.
Take a look at Rabbit yourself.
Jeff Koons' shiny 'Rabbit' sells for world record. More here: https://t.co/thaW7fAxfF https://t.co/XllOl94cxB— Reuters Top News (@Reuters Top News)1557989491.0
To say art lovers and the general public are divided on the record setting price tag for Rabbit is an understatement.
@CNN Just shows some people have way too much damn money .. if u spend that on art all your employees better be millionaires— OGBobbyJohnson (@OGBobbyJohnson)1557978120.0
@CNN Is there an artist out there willing to make a sculpture of this child so we can gift it to the proud new owne… https://t.co/JRFUtiUY5p— Godless Hedgehog (@Godless Hedgehog)1557981145.0
@CNN $91 million for this?! Time to go to the junkyard and create a masterpiece.— Scott Christopher Worden (@Scott Christopher Worden)1557982536.0
@CNN I wouldn’t pay $9.10 for a metal rabbit 🐰.— Pattybear🐻 (@Pattybear🐻)1557978344.0
And the statue's buyer set off even more debate.
Embattled US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's father, Bob, is now the proud owner.
Record set for a work by a living artist as dealer Bob Mnuchin, father of the U.S. Treasury Secretary, wins this $8… https://t.co/zADifhS8jk— Kelly Crow (@Kelly Crow)1557964770.0
SICK. While women's rights are under assault, while migrant children live in cages, while tens of millions can't a… https://t.co/mCt5xc1pY4— Peter Daou (@Peter Daou)1558003032.0
🐰 This stainless steel rabbit by Jeff Koons was auctioned off for $91 million-- a record sale for a living artist.… https://t.co/XG7A9sSz5W— Bloomberg TicToc (@Bloomberg TicToc)1558012882.0
@peterdaou He had a few extra millions to spend after the #GOP tax cuts for the rich.— Bree (@Bree)1558005711.0
@peterdaou When you don’t know what to do with all the extra cash since you don’t have to pay taxes. Unbelievable— VeraGen (@VeraGen)1558011006.0
@peterdaou https://t.co/7TYmwJM44q— Vashti Vale (@Vashti Vale)1558006469.0
@pruden108 @peterdaou Absolute truth. And with that, usually racism and bigotry.— Michael Carter (@Michael Carter)1558018839.0
@peterdaou https://t.co/0tp5CnZzku— Lisa McLaughlin (@Lisa McLaughlin)1558011459.0
Art is beautiful and inspiring, and it can pull people out of some dark places, but perhaps the millions spent on Rabbit could've gone to a better cause.