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Gala near Cannes raises $15 million for AIDS research

/ 04:38 PM May 25, 2019

ANTIBES, France — A signed portrait of Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol, a motorcycle designed by Lewis Hamilton and a vacation at a private island off Tanzania were some of the items that raised $15 million at the 26th amfAR gala and auction.

The event, which raises money for AIDS research, is a fixture during the Cannes Film Festival with its black-tie dinner, star-filled live auction and a designer fashion show.

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Mariah Carey gave a special performance along with Tom Jones and Dua Lipa during Thursday’s event. Charli XCX provided the entertainment at the after-party.

Dua Lipa

Singer Dua Lipa. Image: Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

Kendall Jenner, Antonio Banderas, Pamela Anderson, Patricia Arquette, Rebel Wilson and Adrien Brody were in attendance.

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Kendall Jenner

Model Kendall Jenner. Image: Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson. Image: Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

Eva Longoria

Actress Eva Longoria. Image: Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

The Warhol screen print raised 325,000 euros ($363,436) and a Takashi Murakami sculpture for 1,800,000 euros ($2 million). NVG

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