Jasper Johns - False Start 1959

Jasper Johns False Start 1959

False Start 1959
170x132cm oil/canvas
Sold for: USD 80.0 million
Auction house: Private sale via Richard Gray
Sale date: 12 October 2006
Seller: David Geffen
Buyer: Kenneth C. Griffin

In 2006, private collectors Anne and Kenneth Griffin (founder of the Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel LLC) bought False Start (1959) from David Geffen for $80 million, making it the most expensive painting by a living artist.