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Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and Auction to Raise Funds to Address Climate Change and Protect Biodiversity

Auction catalog available on features unique experiences, collectibles and major pieces from renowned artists; event honors achievements in art and conservation

Seminal work “Mountain Split” by Wayne Thiebaud offered as top lot

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 6:00 am EDT


"The artist has two shows opening at SFMoMA the week following our sale and anyone lucky enough to win this lot is getting something of incredible value."

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation will host a 20th Anniversary Celebration with a zero-waste, fully sustainable live auction benefit dinner on Sept. 15 to raise funds to support global efforts to address climate change and protect biodiversity.

The auction, available exclusively online on , will take place on Sept. 15 at 9:30 p.m. PST. The full catalog is available here .

The auction will offer unique experiences, collectibles and fine art from noted artists including Ai Wei Wei, Richard Prince, David Hockney, Frank Gehry, Matthew Wong, The Haas Brothers and others. The catalog includes a major work by legendary artist Wayne Thiebaud entitled Mountain Split.

“To get a work of this scale and caliber from an artist as revered as Thiebaud is unprecedented,” said Lisa Schiff of SFA Advisory. “The artist has two shows opening at SFMoMA the week following our sale and anyone lucky enough to win this lot is getting something of incredible value.”

The 20th Anniversary Celebration in Sonoma, CA will be co-hosted by LDF Founder and Chairman Leonardo DiCaprio and Emerson Collective Founder Laurene Powell, whose star-studded group of chairs includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Madonna, Ellen DeGeneres and Robert Redford. The event is made possible through the generous support of Jackson Family Wines and title sponsors Bank of America and Tiffany & Co. Simon Shaw from Sotheby’s will serve as auctioneer.

“We are honored to have this auction on Invaluable and to support the causes championed by the Leonard DiCaprio Foundation (LDF),” said Rob Weisberg, CEO of Invaluable, the world’s leading online marketplace for fine art, antiques and collectibles. “LDF has made a real difference by raising funds for those working on the front lines of climate change and biodiversity. This auction is a way for all of us to join in these critically important efforts.”

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About Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Since 1998, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) has been on a mission to protect the Earth’s last wild places, implementing solutions that restore balance to threatened ecosystems, and ensure the long-term health and wellbeing of all its inhabitants. Through grant making, public campaigns and media initiatives, LDF brings attention and needed funding to three areas: protecting biodiversity, ocean & forest conservation, and climate change. The Foundation works in close collaboration with a broad network of environmental leaders and experts, effective organizations, and committed philanthropists to identify and support innovative, results-driven projects in the world’s most wild and threatened ecosystems. For more information visit:

About Invaluable
Invaluable is the world’s leading online marketplace for buying fine art, antiques and collectibles. Working with more than 5,000 of the world’s premier auction houses, dealers and galleries, Invaluable helps buyers from nearly 200 countries connect with the things they love. With best-in-class online bidding technology, along with a fixed-price retail platform, Invaluable provides sellers with e-commerce and marketing solutions, as well as auction management software. Recently called “one of the fastest growing e-commerce sites in the art world” by Blouin ArtInfo, Invaluable has also been recognized by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ and the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® program in both 2015 and 2016. Headquartered in Boston, Invaluable also has offices in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium and Australia. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @InvaluableLive.


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