Leo’s Auction Raises Money For Environment

For the past four years, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation auction—organized by the actor and art collector—has played a starring role on the St. Tropez summer calendar. Last year, the event raised some $45 million on behalf of the “long-term health and wellbeing of all of Earth’s inhabitants”, per the foundation’s mission. This year’s gala and live auction, conducted by Simon de Pury, will take place on 26 July—at an undisclosed location, for security reasons—following an online preview and absentee bidding period on 40 works of art, beginning 20 July. One hundred additional online-only lots will launch on 27 July, with bidding open from 10-23 August. Among the works being auctioned is Camilo Restrepo’s Mera Calentura (2017) (pictured), a mutlilayered collage depicting the environmental toll of the drug trade.

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