Great Success At The amfAR Auction
Thursday’s the celebrity auction from amfAR in Antibes raised in excess of $30 million for the fight against Aids. The highlight of the celebrity auction was the sale of artist Jeff Koons’ Colouring Book sculpture for 12 million euros to Russion billionaire Leonard Blavatnik. Leonardo DiCaprio donated a work from his personal collection, worth 1 million euros, by enigmatic British street artist Banksy and New York dealer David Benrimon donated a Pablo Picasso sketch that raised 700.000 euros and a Fernando Botero sculpture that raised 2 million euros. He said: ‘Elizabeth Taylor started the foundation and it’s saved millions of lives. Now we will have an HIV cure by 2020, I really believe that!" Former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld curated a glamorous fashion show, featuring the world’s top models, who sported designs from the world’s most important houses such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chanel, Givenchy and Armani. The whole collection was bought for 800.00 euros.