Leo Spent Nearly An Hour Haggling A $850K Basquiat Drawing at Art Basel
Leonardo DiCaprio knows his art, which is why he’s not wasting time haggling over the price of an $850 Basquiat drawing at Art Basel Miami.
Apparently, Leo tried and failed to hide his identity under a baseball cap and black hoodie walking with a huge entourage, and he spent over an hour at New York’s Van de Weghe booth at Art Basel in Miami this week.
A witness said to Page Six, “It seemed like they had a plan beforehand. They brought the work into a private room with Leo, the advisor, and slowly the hat-clad entourage also poured in… Two blonde models who looked very much Leo’s type came and talked to his posse for a bit.”
Other art collectors were there, too, including artist Chuck Close, who told Page Six:
“There is a lot more interesting work here this year compared to previous years, mainly because the higher priced artworks aren’t exactly flying off the shelves right now. So the galleries are bringing their bigger pieces rather than digging into storage for something to show.”