DiCaprio sold his Banksy in order to help fight AIDS

DiCaprio sold his Banksy in order to help fight AIDS

The auction was held at Hotel Du Cap-Eden Roc in Antibes, France, where DiCaprio’s piece of art was sold for $1.1m.

A celebrity auction in France was a place where DiCaprio sold his Banksy. The main goal of the auction was to raise money to fight AIDS. About $30m was raised that evening. 

The auction was held at Hotel Du Cap-Eden Roc in Antibes, France, where DiCaprio’s piece of art was sold for $1.1m. The biggest bargain of the event appeared to be artist Jeff Koons’ Coloring Book sculpture, which was bought by Leonard Blavatnik, a Russian billionaire.

As Sharon Stone, a usual host of the auction, is said to have some health problems, many stars were asked to give comments on the matter. But according to The Associated Press, the actress, 57, was not able to take part in the event “due to work commitments”. In the statement she added that she was very grateful that amfAR had become a very important community that helped millions of people around the world.

Model Karlie Kloss hosted the auction. Stars like Marion Cotillard, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody had to leave Cannes Film Festival for a while to visit the event.

Eva Longoria and other guests of the auction

Eva Longoria and other guests of the auction

Michael Fassbender, who starred “12 Years A Slave”, got a lot of attention due to the 20-minute long conversation with Romanian model and actress Madalina Ghenea. A 26-year-old actress was in the spotlight at Cannes as she was featured nude on the “Youth” film poster, along with  Sir Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel.

British band Imagine Dragons gave a performance on tables ,when some drunk lady grabbed a microphone from them.

The evening was full of unexpected appearances: a 55-year-old Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson came to the auction. While posing for cameras with Paris Hilton, she said that was very important for her to spread the awareness.

 

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