The amfAR Gala, a long-running AIDS research fundraiser, took place in Cannes, France, with host Queen Latifah and a roster of celebrity attendees. The event has raised over $500 million since its inception in 1985.
A Damien Hirst piece, originally purchased at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala & Auction in 2016 for €600,000, was among the notable items auctioned at the event. The auction attracted bids from various quarters, with some pieces selling for up to €1.2 million.
Damien Hirst recently introduced a digital format of his Spin Paintings, allowing collectors to design their own pieces. This innovation resulted in the sale of 5508 paintings and generated over $20 million in sales.
A piece donated by collector Christian Levett was auctioned at the amfAR Gala on May 25 in Cannes, France. The event, a fundraiser for AIDS research since 1985,……