Leonardo DiCaprio Just Paid $1.2 Million For This Salvador Dalí Masterpiece

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Christie’s held a major auction of impressionist and modern art last night, with several masterpieces by Picasso, Monet, Matisse, and others selling for over $4 million.

Even Leonardo diCaprio was in attendance — the Hollywood star reportedly scooped up a Salvador Dalí painting of a knight for $1.2 million.

From The New York Post:

“He bid on the Picassos, but it was clear the Dali was what he wanted,” said Rachel Stekson, 23, who works in a Manhattan gallery. “He turned around and was like, ‘Yes!’ “

DiCaprio’s acquisition, the surrealist “Chevaliers en parade,” depicts a knight and is signed by the artist. The star also owns a Jean-Michel Basquiat.

The sale brought in $156 million for the auction house.

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