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Leonardo DiCaprio brings mom to Cannes party where her painting is auctioned for $1.3 million


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Leonardo DiCaprio arrives at the amfAR Cannes Gala with his mother Irmelin Indenbirken on Thursday. The actor arrived late to the party to see his painting by artist Damien Hirst auctioned off for $1.3 million. His mother captured the moment on her phone when it was sold out. (Also Read: Killers of the Flower Moon teaser: Martin Scorsese’s film stirs up mystery and drama ahead of Cannes premiere,

Leonardo DiCaprio's film Killers of the Flower Moon was screened at the Cannes Film Festival (Photo by Valerie Hache/AFP) (AFP)
Leonardo DiCaprio’s film Killers of the Flower Moon was screened at the Cannes Film Festival (Photo by Valerie Hache/AFP) (AFP)

The actor was at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this week for the world premiere of his film Killers of the Flower Moon, directed by Martin Scorsese. The film is already garnering Oscar buzz, and Leonardo is the frontrunner for the Best Actor category. At the gala, he wore a baseball cap for a black-tie dinner and largely kept to himself. Irmelin wore a yellow gown at the party.

Leonardo’s mother auctions records over the phone

A video of the Hirst painting being sold was shared online on Twitter. Leonardo’s mother recorded the moment the colorful painting was auctioned off at Gala. He can be seen smiling as the final amount is revealed.

The amfAR Cannes Gala was headlined by Queen Latifah. Other attendees included Eva Longoria and James Marsden. The musical was performed by Gladys Knight, Halsey and Adam Lambert, who sang the Queen song Who Wants to Live Forever for singer Tina Turner, who died earlier this week. Leonardo was seen hanging out in the VIP area with good friend Tobey Maguire and leaving the gala at 1:30 am.

What other items were sold?

In addition to Leonardo’s painting, several other items were auctioned for charity, including a pair of white-gold Chopard earrings valued at $300,000; several gowns from designers such as Versace, Prada, Chanel, Balmain, Dior, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton worth around $650,000 and the Daniel Craig-starrer Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (a stainless steel-glass sculpture by artist Anthony James worth $270,000) . The biggest item of the night was an Aston Martin sports car that sold for $1.6 million.

leonardo’s film

Killers of the Flower Moon also stars Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons and Lily Gladstone. The film revolves around a series of murders in 1920s Oklahoma following the discovery of oil on the lands of members of the Osage Nation. The newly formed Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) looks into the matter. It will be shown in US theaters in October 2023, before being streamed on Apple TV+ later this year.

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