Named after Leonardo da Vinci, it’s perhaps not surprising that the actor has developed into one of the world’s most prolific art collectors. One of his first major purchases was a Basquiat drawing, and over the years DiCaprio has acquired works by Egon Schiele, Pablo Picasso, Andreas Gursky, Takashi Murakami, Ed Ruscha, Elizabeth Peyton, Sarah Lucas (he bought one of the works in her 2015 Venice Biennale show at the British Pavilion), and other major names. In 2013, DiCaprio organized a charity art auction at Christie’s that raised $38 million in one night and set new sales records for 13 artists, with all proceeds benefitting global conservation projects (another of DiCaprio’s passions).
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