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Hitler’s statue sold for $17 million

AP
Published May 10, 2016, 1:50 am IST
Updated May 10, 2016, 7:29 am IST
The previous record for a work by Cattelan, who is 55, was $7.9 million.
Maurizio Cattelan's Hitler statue, Him. (photo: Via web)
 Maurizio Cattelan's Hitler statue, Him. (photo: Via web)

New York:  A statue of Hitler on his knees was auctioned Sunday for $17.2 million, a record for a work by the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. The wax and resin statue entitled simply “Him” had been expected to fetch between $10 million and $15 million at the auction by Christie's.

The previous record for a work by Cattelan, who is 55, was $7.9 million. In the statue, Hitler is depicted as being the size of a boy, on his knees in a gray woolen suit, with his hands clasped together as he gazes upward.
 

 

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