NEW RECORD PRICE FOR RODIN SCULPTURE

Feb 05, 2016

By Andy Johnson

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A Rodin sculpture, once owned by actor Sylvester Stallone, has set a new auction record for the artist.

Rodin

The daring nude bronze “Iris, Messenger of the Gods” sold for almost $17 million in five minutes of bidding at Sothebys, London.

The previous auction record for a Rodin was set in 2008 when his sculpture of “Eve” sold in New York for $13 million.

Iris is considered extremely rare because it was cast between 1902 and 1905, during Rodin’s lifetime.

The artist died in 1917 at the age of 77.

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