Beauvais addressed a star-studded audience seated under a tent on the sand at Soho Beach House. Generous partygoers included Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto, Vicki Neveu, Tobey Maguire, Diplo, Solé Moon Fry, Alan Faena, Rand Gerber, Karolina Kurkova, Ariana Rockefeller, Dorothy Wang, Tina Leung, Sutton Strack and more.
Guests arrive for a cocktail party on the beach; the sound of crashing waves gives way to Mia Moretti’s DJ set. Subsequent planning was swift and to the point: at a cost of $50, per generator, as Christie’s Lydia Fenet explained to the crowd, Ukraine desperately needed to Winter is approaching and the Russian invasion continues. Who will raise the flag for donations that go directly to this work? Many in the room need no convincing.
There is also a live auction which includes a trip to Rio de Janeiro for a private concert with Anitta during Carnival; a signed Wyclef Jean guitar (he will give a concert on the beach to end the night); a painting by Miami-based artist and filmmaker Harmony Korine, donated by DiCaprio himself. By the end of the night, the benefit had raised more than $1 million—meaning guests could go home from Art Basel knowing they had made an impact.