Forget video games or bicycles, this is what kids are asking for these days—art.
Andy Warhol’s Peaches print was auctioned off during Thursday’s amFAR Inspiration Gala at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. The winning big was $14,000, and it went to Sandra Bullock’s agents, who bought it as a gift for the actress’ son, Louis.
Louis is one year old. He poops in his pants. I’m not exactly sure he’s gonna appreciate the significance of this piece of art.
Sandra joked at the event:
"I want to thank Kevin Huvane and Bryan Lourd for not being cheap f-cks and gifting my son with his first Warhol.”
All proceeds from the auction went to benefit amFAR’s AIDS research. The organization was co-created by the late Elizabeth Taylor.
"Earlier this year, the world lost a radiant woman of courage and compassion. She lives on in every person she touched," Bullock said of the actress.
So, it might be extravagant, but at least it was for a good cause. And anyway, over-the-top gifts are mandatory for celebs, aren’t they? Sandra’s son certainly isn’t the first celeb offspring to get an extravagant gift.
Suri Cruise doesn’t seem to have many friends her age. Most of the photos taken of her are with her mom or other grown-ups. But hey, who needs friends when you have a $500 iPad? Suri made headlines in 2010 when she pulled out an iPad at a NYC restaurant while she was having dinner with her parents, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. An eyewitness told Life & Style that Suri played with a drawing app while her parents were chatting. Keep in mind, this was at a time when the iPad wait list was long, and not everybody had one. And if that’s not enough, Katie also allegedly rewards Suri with a $3 million per year wardrobe budget. I want Suri Cruise's hand-me-downs.
A lot of us had tree houses when we were kids. For most of us, it was extra lumber our dad picked up from his low-paying but laborious job. But for the Beckhams, their sons' tree house cost almost as much as an actual house. David and Victoria Beckham forked over $20,000 tree house for their boys. In this real estate market? Forget about it.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale spent $15,000 on their son Kingston's fourth birthday party. At that price, it better have included a DJ and an open bar.
But beating them out is Diddy. He bought his son, Justin Dior Combs, a brand-new silver Maybach for his 16th birthday. I mean, he named his kid Dior, so I think he had plans to spoil him early on. Might as well have named the kid Richie Rich.
“I’m just ecstatic right now,” Justin said during his party. “Words can’t even describe how I feel.”
Hmm, let’s try. Wealthy? Indulgent? Filthy Stinking rich?
But part of the reason Diddy might have overdone it for his son’s sweet sixteen is that he didn’t get to enjoy his own:
“I don’t think I even had a party!” Diddy said. “I think I had a cake—and that was it.”