Louise Bourgeois , an American artist whose bizarre spiders and sexually graphic sculptures propelled her to worldwide fame late in life, bringing her record sales and influence among younger artists, is dead. She was 98.
A sculpture of an inflatable dolphin by Jeff Koons sold for $5 million. A 1971 Sigmar Polke painting depicting purple monkeys, an alligator and a penis was snapped up for $4.5 million. An abstract painting by Joan Mitchell fetched $1.5 million.