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Statue of Hitler goes for $17.2 mln at NY auction

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.

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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 boy, on his knees in a gray woolen suit, with his hands clasped together as he gazes upward.

The work was completed in 2001.

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