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Leonardo DiCaprio raises $38.8 million for charity at Christie's

Leonardo DiCaprio gives a speech at the start

Leonardo DiCaprio gives a speech at the start of the 11th Hour auction at Christie's. (Getty) Credit: Leonardo DiCaprio gives a speech at the start of the 11th Hour auction at Christie's. (Getty)

Leonardo DiCaprio and Christie's auction house raised $38.8 million through a charity art auction and donations, Christie’s said on Monday, with proceeds to benefit environmental and conservation causes.

The 33 works in The 11th Hour Auction organized by the star of the new film “The Great Gatsby” sold for $31.74 million on Monday evening and set 13 records for artists including Carol Bove, Joe Bradley, and Mark Grotjahn, among others.

A $5 million matching donation for three of the lots and additional gifts from donors brought the overall total to $38.8 million for The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, according to Christie’s.
 

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