Leonardo DiCaprio Scoops up a Jean-Pierre Roy Painting for $38,000 USD
Oscar wining and longtime arts patron Leonardo Di carpio continues to add works to his extensive personal collection. His latest purchase is a painting by LA-based artist Jean-Pierre Roy titled Landscape With Divergent Perceptual Reference Frames. Leo bought the artwork for $38,000 USD from Gallery Poulsen’s booth at VOLTA NY art fair during opening hours last Wednesday.
According to Page Six, Roy and DiCaprio have been “friends from elementary school…he’s a talented artist whom Leo collects.” The artist is widely-celebrated for his hyperrealist and surrealist paintings that relay apocalyptic scenery with vibrantly-colored subjects. The painting purchased by Leo is part of the artist’s latest series entitled “Aporetic Sequence.”