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Banksy Painting Sale 2014 - Gwyneth Paltrow Husband Chris Martin Drops $650K (£400,000)

By Staff
Jan 15, 2014
Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow's husband Chris Martin dropped $650,000 (£400,000) on a Banksy painting - and the money will help out Haiti earthquake victims.

Kudos to the Coldplay frontman - Martin happily forked out the huge sum for a one-of-a-kind design by famed street artist Banksy at a fundraiser for Haiti earthquake victims on Saturday night.

The 'Yellow' hitmaker beat off stiff competition from Bette Midler and Kevin Bacon to snap up the picture of a red heart-shaped balloon covered in plasters, according to The Sun newspaper.

Chris was accompanied by his wife Gwyneth Paltrow at the high-profile Haiti Home Gala, which was held by Sean Penn at the Montage hotel in Beverly Hills.

The musician wasn't the only celebrity flashing their cash on the night, however, with auction host Anderson Cooper paying a whopping £850,000 for a sculpture to be built out of 65 of Sean's old guns.

Guests including Idris Elba, Michael Douglas and Julia Roberts were treated to a performance by U2 and partied until 6am the next day.

Meanwhile, charitable host Sean was seated next to his rumored new girlfriend Charlize Theron and the pair reportedly shared a kiss on the lips and were very affectionate with one another.

The bash raised millions for Sean's J/P Haitian Relief Organization, which was founded in 2010 to provide medical care, food and water, and develop housing following the earthquake.

© Bang Showbiz

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