Leonardo-DiCaprio-Colin-Chou-CCActor Leonardo DiCaprio and Christie’s auction house raised $38.8 million through a charity art auction, Christie’s said on Tuesday, with proceeds to benefit environmental and conservation causes.

The sale of 33 art works that DiCaprio had persuaded artists to donate or create especially for the 11th Hour Action raised $31.7 million on the night, blowing away all the pre-sale estimates and setting 13 new price records for artists at auction.

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