Leonardo DiCaprio Auctions Off Space Voyage!
By ZACH SEEMAYER
May 22, 2014
Would you pay to go to space with Leonardo DiCaprio? The Oscar nominee is headed to the final frontier, and one very lucky, very rich, person will make the voyage with him.
At this year's star-studded amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala, held at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in France, the 39-year-old Wolf of Wall Street star auctioned off a chance to take an outer space trip with him in 2015. The chance to see the stars with a star sold for around $1.5 million (700,000 Euros).
The event, which raises money for HIV/AIDS research, had one of its most successful fundraising galas ever this year, largely due to its incredible lots which sold at the gala's auction. Along with DiCaprio's space voyage, a 1967 painting of actress Marilyn Monroe by pop-art icon Andy Warhol sold for around $477,000 (350,000 Euros) as well as a 1968 painting by legendary artist Pablo Picasso, which netted almost $520,000 (380,000 Euros).
However, it was the work of contemporary artist Damien Hirst that really took in the big bucks. A 10,000-year-old fossil, which was coated in steel, kicked the auction up a notch when it was purchased for $15 million (11 million Euros)!
The gala was attended by some of the industry's biggest stars, including Jessica Chastain, Sharon Stone, Heidi Klum, Rosario Dawson, Kellan Lutz and Justin Bieber ...to name a few.
When all was said and done, this year's amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala took in over $38 million, more than any of the organization's events prior. Which celebrity would you like to see in space?
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