Leonardo Di Caprio and Christie’s auction house combined forces to raise money for the actor’s charity efforts, as the proceeds went to The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
The NY Daily News reported that 13 records for most expensive pieces sold by artists were established at the event. The sales amounted to $31.74 million plus $5 million in matching funds on three of the lots brought the total amount raised to $38.8 million.
… The top lot of the sale was an oil on cardboard mounted on canvas by Mark Grotjahn called "Untitled (Standard Lotus No. II, Bird of Paradise, Tiger Mouth Face 44.01)," which sold for $6.2 million as two determined bidders pushed up the price.