Adolf Hitler statue sells for R260 million

A 2001 statue of a kneeling Adolf Hitler sold for a record R260 million ($17.2 million) at a Christie's auction in New York.

"Him", a wax statue of a child-like Hitler by the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, fetched more than any other work by the sculptor to date.

The statue was sold on Sunday to an anonymous bidder by telephone.

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