World's largest cat painting sells for US$826k

A recent Sotheby’s auction in New York City saw what is referred to as the “world’s largest cat painting” sell for an astonishing $826,000.

Cat painting sells for $826,000 in New York.

Cat painting sells for $826,000 in New York. Image by Helgi Halldórsson / CC BY-SA 2.0

The 6-foot-by-8.5-foot painting weighs a whopping 227 pounds, and requires a special reinforced wall for hanging. The painting was commissioned by wealthy millionaire Kate Birdsall Johnson in 1891. Johnson had approximately 350 cats on her estate and a dedicated staff to tend to them. Read more at:

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