The star of Sir Elton John's recent White Tie & Tiara Ball was the Audi A1 car - specially spin-painted by Britain's foremost contemporary artist, Damien Hirst. The car fetched a staggering ?350,000 ($522,000) at the auction.
Close to 700 VIP guests from around the world converged on the private home of Sir Elton to support his largest annual fundraiser for his AIDS Foundation.
Hirst took the new hatchback and turned it into an extraordinarily vibrant and colorful work of art. The A1 is so new it will not reach customers until the end of this year.
The Elton Jo
hn AIDS Foundation manages over ?14 million in programs across 15 countries supporting thousands of men, women and children with life saving medication, as well as information, nutrition, education, shelter and support. For more information visit: www.ejaf.com