Domingo Zapata painting sells for $1M in St Barts


A painting by Domingo Zapata sold for more than $1 million in St. Barts, outpricing even Leonardo DiCaprio’s bids on the piece.

Zapata’s artwork “Mona Lisa Bull Fighter” went for 900,000 Euros at a UNICEF event attended by a host of stars and wealthy power players.

After a heated bidding war overseen by Sotheby’s, the piece fetched a total of $1,027,000, sold to an unnamed American collector.

Spanish-born artist Zapata wrote on Instagram, “A new record in auction for my career that will now be 100 [percent] donated to help children in need!

“Thank you God for giving me the opportunity to help others with my work!”

A source said DiCaprio — an avid art collector who has previously purchased some of Zapata’s works — bid on the painting but ducked out at $500,000.

Domingo Zapata's "Bullfighter Mona Lisa" is brought out for auction onstage at the LuisaViaRoma for Unicef Party at Eden Rock on December 29, 2021 in St Barts
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