Monday, June 17, 2024

100 Pieces of Art Remain Unsold for Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Auction from July


You do remember the highly touted $30 million raised in late July by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation? This was at Leo’s swanky celeb gala in St. Tropez where Lenny Kravitz performed with Madonna, and Sean Penn came to cheer them on.

Well, a month later there are more than 100 pieces of art unsold from the live auction that took place that night. An email just went out informing anyone who’s interested that they can still pick up an art bargain from the auction. Bids close in two days.

There’s no public transparency for DiCaprio’s foundation, so there’s no way of knowing how much they’ve made or given away. But more than 100 pieces still to be sold– that’s a lot, kids. And all those rich people who went to St. Tropez– no one wanted them. Yikes.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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