Sandra Bullock's Agents Buy Baby Louis $14,000 Andy Warhol Painting
At this rate, Louis Bardo is going to become quite the art collector.
During Thursday's amFAR Inspiration Gala at the Chateau Marmont in L.A., Andy Warhol's iconic "Peaches" print was auctioned off for $14,000. The lucky bidders happened to be Sandra Bullock's agents, who bought the artwork as a gift for the actress' 1-year-old son, Louis.
"I want to thank Kevin Huvane and Bryan Lourd for not being cheap f-cks and gifting my son with his first Warhol," a radiant Bullock joked. (Proceeds from the auction benefit amFAR's AIDS research.)
The 47-year-old Oscar winner, who reunited with her Speed costar Keanu Reeves for dinner in New York City on Wednesday, was on hand to honor the late Elizabeth Taylor, who helped created amfAR in 1985.
"Earlier this year, the world lost a radiant woman of courage and compassion. She lives on in every person she touched," Bullock said of the actress and philanthropist, who passed away at age 79 in March.
"She never thought twice to put her arm around someone who was suffering, and that is the gift we have a human beings, the ability to reach out and touch another human being. Tonight we can honor this extraordinary woman and finish what she started."