Art and Antiques

Leonardo DiCaprio to sell his artworks to support environmental causes

Andrea Divirgilio / April 22, 2013

One of the Hollywood’s best known faces, Leonardo DiCaprio is not just a star known for leading a fancy lifestyle. The man apart from the magic he puts on the silver screen, is known to have a generous side to himself, especially when it comes to causes related to nature. He has been associated with the ’11th Hour’ cause made its own documentary to educate people about the hazards of environmental degradation. Now, the star is putting up around 33 of the most cherished artworks on the auction block, so that he raise funds for the cause. Christie’s will be working with Leonardo on the auction sale in May this year, which they say will raise around $15 million from this charity auction. Many artists have actually pitched in by sending art pieces to be sold at the event, and raise as much money as possible. Though there is a whole plethora of known names in the auction, some of the most noted works are listed here.

Leonardo DiCaprio has put forward this auction to raise money for his charity called The 11th Hour to raise awareness for the environment

Mark Grotjahn Untitled (Standard Lotus No. II, Bird of Paradise, Tiger Mouth Face 44.01)

Mark Grotjahn Untitled painting could raise in excess of $1.5 million at the auction

Estimated Price: $1,500,000 to $2,500,000

Year of Composition: 2012

Another untitled work by Mark Grotjahn, this piece of work is a rainbow of colors, depicting leaves of a tree, if noticed from a distance. This work had been done with oil paints on cardboard, with and has been mounted on the canvas. It measures 73 1/4th inch x 52 7/8th inch in size. It was composed in 2012.

Richard Prince Silhouette Cowboy Ektacolor photograph

Richard Prince Silhouette Cowboy Ektacolor photograph is an artist's proof

Estimated Price: $600,000 to $800,000

Year of Composition: 1998-99

One of the better colored photographs, it has managed to create the silhouette of the cowboys on their everyday journey. The interesting aspect of this art piece, is the impression it creates with primarily 2 colors in view; black and dark blue. Both these shades have blended into each other, in create the scenery noticed. The size of the photograph is known to be 59 14th inch x 83 1/4th inch.

Robert Longo Untitled (Leo) Charcoal

Robert Longo's Untitled work is done purely with charcoal on paper

Estimated: $150,000 to $200,000

Year of composition: 2013

One of the best artists of charcoal work, Robert Longo created this art piece earlier this year. As much as it looks like a black and white photograph, it is actually charcoal on mounted paper. It measures 96 inch x 70 inch in size.

Via: Christies

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