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“Him” – Sculpture of Child-Like Hitler Sold For Record $17.2 Million

"Him" - Sculpture of Child-Like Hitler Sold For Record $17.2 Million

A sculpture of kneeling child-like Hitler has sold for $17.2 million in an auction held by Christie’s, fetching more than was expected for the controversial piece. A bit creepy sculptor, dubbed “Him” fetched a record price for the artist, and a ball suspended in a water tank by Jeff Koons. Created by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, the work was expected to sell between $10 million and $15 million, but it drew at least three telephone bidders who competed doggedly for the work.

"Him" -  Sculpture of Child-Like Hitler Sold For Record $17.2 Million
“Him” – Sculpture of Child-Like Hitler Sold For Record $17.2 Million

Cattelan’s work, which features real human hair, is from an edition of three depicting Hitler praying.
The statue was part of the auction house’s “Bound to Fail” – a 39-lot sale of post-war and contemporary art that Christie’s said challenges “traditional notions of commercial success.”

"Him" -  Sculpture of Child-Like Hitler Sold For Record $17.2 Million
“Him” – Sculpture of Child-Like Hitler Sold For Record $17.2 Million

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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