Bharti Kher World Auction Record – The $1.7 Million Elephant

Bharti Kher
Photo credit: © ArtLyst

Bharti Kher’s The Skin Speaks A Language Not Its Own, 2006, was sold for $1,785,000 on Monday at Christie’s New York and is a new record auction price for the artist. The sale titled THE 11TH HOUR realised a total of $38,827,000 and was held in partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. The proceeds will benefit environmental and wildlife conservation efforts supported by the Foundation. More than 30 of the world’s most recognised living artists donated works to the sale. Kher’s sculpture was one of nine artworks to sell above $1,000,000.

Kher’s first digital limited edition Symphony is available on s[edition] starting at just $27/£17/€20 in an edition of 1,500. All proceeds for this work benefit the ICA.

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