Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio bought a work by hot painter Joe Bradley for $65,000 at the Children of Armenia Fund’s gala at Cipriani 42nd Street, according to pagesix.com.
DiCaprio’s friend, art dealer Tony Shafrazi, was the gala’s honorary chair, and Simon de Pury presided over the auction. Terry George and Eric Esrailian were honored.
On December 9th, the 13th Annual COAF Gala at Cipriani in New York raised $3.1 million to fund COAF’s extensive range of programs in Armenia.
Spanning education, health, wellness, science, technology, innovation, culture, art, communication and languages, COAF’s programming was created to empower a new generation of healthy, educated Armenians to significantly improve the future of their homeland on both a local and global scale.