Statue of Hitler Sells for $17.2 Million at Christie’s Auction

NEW YORK, New York – A wax and resin statue of Hitler on his knees was sold at Christie’s auction house sold for a record price by the artist, hammering at $17.2 million.

Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan made the kneeling Hitler statue in 2001 – the previous record for the artist was $7.9 million.

Christi’s gave a pre-auction sale estimate at $10 to $15 million.

The statue depicted Hitler being the size of a boy, on his knees in a gray woolen suit, with his hands clasped together as he gazed upward.

Maurizio Cattelan is a living artist, this sale is an auction record for any work of art by him – he currently resides in Italy at the age of 55.

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