Sean Penn and Friends Gather at Sotheby’s to Support J/P Haitian Relief Organization

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The evening of 5 May, Sotheby’s proudly hosted a benefit for Haiti Takes Root, which supported Sean Penn and his J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Co-hosted by Bryan Lourd and David Geffen with emcee Gayle King presiding and Sotheby's Andrea Fiuczynski as auctioneer, the event raised more than $1 million to support J/P HRO’s reforestation initiative, and among the lots sold were art works by Deborah Kass and Jonas Wood and exclusive experiences, such as a dinner in New York City with President Bill Clinton, Sean Penn and Leonardo DiCaprio, who was on hand to place the winning bid on the VIP soccer experience with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Also among the guests were Naomi Campbell, Andy Cohen, Ellie Goulding, Donna Karan, Barry Diller, Michael Mann and John Turturro along with musicians Damien Rice and Andra Day, each of whom performed for the enthusiastic crowd. Click ahead for images from the event.

Sean Penn and Friends Gather at Sotheby’s to Support J/P Haitian Relief Organization

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    Sean Penn
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Actor Sean Penn speaks onstage during Sean Penn & Friends HAITI TAKES ROOT: A Benefit Dinner & Auction to Reforest & Rebuild Haiti to Support J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Sotheby's on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
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    Sean Penn, Gayle King and Damien Rice
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Sean Penn, Gayle King and Damien Rice attend Sean Penn & Friends HAITI TAKES ROOT: A Benefit Dinner & Auction to Reforest & Rebuild Haiti to Support J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Sotheby's on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
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    Bryan Lourd, Sean Penn, Naomi Campbell and Andy Cohen
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Bryan Lourd, Sean Penn, Naomi Campbell and Andy Cohen attend Sean Penn & Friends HAITI TAKES ROOT: A Benefit Dinner & Auction to Reforest & Rebuild Haiti to Support J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Sotheby's on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
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    Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn attend Sean Penn & Friends HAITI TAKES ROOT: A Benefit Dinner & Auction to Reforest & Rebuild Haiti to Support J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Sotheby's on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
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    Andra Day
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Andra Day performs onstage during Sean Penn & Friends HAITI TAKES ROOT: A Benefit Dinner & Auction to Reforest & Rebuild Haiti to Support J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Sotheby's on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
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    Carey Lowell, Tom Freston and guest
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Carey Lowell and Tom Freston attend Sean Penn & Friends HAITI TAKES ROOT: A Benefit Dinner & Auction to Reforest & Rebuild Haiti to Support J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Sotheby's on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
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    Andrew Jarecki and Barry Diller
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Andrew Jarecki and Barry Diller attend Sean Penn & Friends HAITI TAKES ROOT: A Benefit Dinner & Auction to Reforest & Rebuild Haiti to Support J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Sotheby's on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
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    Ellie Goulding, John Varvatos and Joyce Varvatos
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Ellie Goulding, John Varvatos and Joyce Varvatos attend Sean Penn & Friends HAITI TAKES ROOT: A Benefit Dinner & Auction to Reforest & Rebuild Haiti to Support J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Sotheby's on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
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    Michael Mann and Summer Mann
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Director Michael Mann and Summer Mann attend Sean Penn & Friends HAITI TAKES ROOT: A Benefit Dinner & Auction to Reforest & Rebuild Haiti to Support J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Sotheby's on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
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    Donna Karan
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Donna Karan attends Sean Penn & Friends HAITI TAKES ROOT: A Benefit Dinner & Auction to Reforest & Rebuild Haiti to Support J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Sotheby's on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
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    Paul Beaubrun
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Musician Paul Beaubrun attends Sean Penn & Friends HAITI TAKES ROOT: A Benefit Dinner & Auction to Reforest & Rebuild Haiti to Support J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Sotheby's on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
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    John Turturro
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Actor John Turturro attends Sean Penn & Friends HAITI TAKES ROOT: A Benefit Dinner & Auction to Reforest & Rebuild Haiti to Support J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Sotheby's on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
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    CEO J/P HRO Ann Lee (second from left) and Carol Lim (far right)
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: CEO J/P HRO Ann Lee (2nd from left) and Carol Lim (R) attend Sean Penn & Friends HAITI TAKES ROOT: A Benefit Dinner & Auction to Reforest & Rebuild Haiti to Support J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Sotheby's on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
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