During a prestigious evening, on the sidelines of the 75th Cannes Film Festival, with more than 800 guests, mainly Americans, works of art, privileged moments with stars or even luxury trips were sold for the benefit of research. against AIDS.

Surprise of the sale: a work by Jeff Koons, not displayed in the auction catalog, snapped up at 2.1 million euros.

The artist presented at the charity gala his first NFT, from the "Moonphases" sculpture, which will be sent to the Moon by NASA.

The guest of honor at the most important charity gala in Europe, actor Robert de Niro, also came to present a work by his father, a painter, which sold for 500,000 euros.

Auctioneer Simon de Pury and American actor Robert de Niro (d) at the auction of the American foundation AmfAR against AIDS, May 26, 2022 in Antibes, on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival Stefano Rellandini AFP

The lucky buyer will also share a lunch with the American actor in one of his New York restaurants.

In the gardens of the Hotel Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes on Thursday evening, and during the gala dinner, many models were photographed: Milla Jovovich, Cindy Bruna, Jordan Barrett and Isabeli Fontana.

Actress Milla Jovovich at the charity gala of the American foundation AmfAR against AIDS, May 26, 2022 in Antibes, on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA AFP

Stars of American cinema also rushed to this event in the middle of the Cannes Film Festival: Leonardo di Caprio, very discreet under his cap and surrounded by bodyguards, but also Eva Longoria, much more accessible, Tom Hanks or Casey Affleck.

On the French side, PSG star Kylian Mbappé took part in the dinner, also very protected.

PSG star Kylian Mbappé at the charity gala of the American foundation AmfAR against AIDS, May 26, 2022 in Antibes, on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival Stefano Rellandini AFP

Amfar was created by Elizabeth Taylor in the early 1980s. It was the first private association to fight AIDS.

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