Statue of Hitler fetches US$17.2 million at New York auction

The Italian artist Maurizo Cattelan made statue of Hitler on his knees goes for record US$17.2 million at an auction in New York

The previous record for a work by Cattelan, who is 55, was US$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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