World’s Largest Cat Painting Sells For $826,000 In New York

A work of art believed to be the world’s largest painting of cats, featuring 42 felines on a 75-inch-by-102-inch canvas sold for $826,000 in New York.


Sotheby’s in New York announced the painting, ‘My Wife’s Lovers’ by Austrian artist Carl Kahler, sold Monday morning for the staggering sum after first going on display Friday at the auction house on a wall specially constructed for the oversized piece. The artwork took years to paint and was commissioned by Kate Johnson, a wealthy 19th century lady who according to newspaper reports owned 350 cats.