- Title: FRANCE: Hirst work sells for 11 million euros at amfAR auction
- Date: 23rd May 2014
- Summary: CLOSE OF MARION COTILLARD POSING FOR PHOTOS CLOSE OF GAEL GARCIA BERNAL VARIOUS OF SOCIALITE PARIS HILTON TALKING TO GUESTS
- Embargoed: 7th June 2014 13:00
- Location: France
- Country: France
- Topics: Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVAAQG7E66GR60WG1ENUF34O0W7P
- Story Text: Lift off at the annual amfAR auction as Leonardo DiCapario sells off a trip to space with him; but it's Damien Hirst's art work that makes the most money for AIDS research at the annual amfAR event.
Damien Hirst's three metre tall mammoth skeleton used in 'Gone but Not Forgotten' sold for 11 millions Euros at the annual amfAR auction at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc just outside Cannes on Thursday (May 22).
'Gone but Not Forgotten' is part of Hirst's 'Natural History' series which the artist began in the early 1990s.
Hosted by amfAR Global Fundraising Chairwoman Sharon Stone the live auction is part of one of the most glamorous nights in the Cannes Film Festival calendar.
Raising money for AIDS research the event which drew A listers including Leonardo DiCaprio, Lewis Hamilton, Marion Cotillard and Paris Hilton raised a record $38 million.
DiCaprio auctioned a trip with him to moon in 2015, which sold for 700,000 Euros (almost $1 million).
Meanwhile a series of 43 dresses from designers around the world made the charity 3.5 million Euros
The annual Cinema Against AIDS gala also included musical performances and a runway show.
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