Damien Hirst donates pre-historic item for gala

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Damien Hirst donates pre-historic item for gala
In this 2014 photo released by Damien Hirst and Science Ltd., British artist Damien Hirst's latest piece entitled "Gone but Not Forgotten", which features the gilded skeleton of a woolly mammoth in a steel and glass vitrine, is displayed. Famed British artist Damien Hirst has created a gilded woolly mammoth skeleton encased in a gold tank to be auctioned off at the annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, on Thursday, May 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Prudence Cuming Associates via Damien Hirst)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Karolina Kurkova (L) and Archie Drury attend amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala presented by WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, and BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/amfAR14/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Karolina Kurkova attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala presented by WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, and BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/amfAR14/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Milla Jovovich attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala presented by WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, and BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/amfAR14/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Amira Casar attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Tim Whitby/amfAR14/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Jessica Chastain attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala presented by WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, and BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/amfAR14/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Kelly Preston attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Marie-Ange Casta attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Tim Whitby/amfAR14/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Marie-Ange Casta attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: John Travolta (L) and Kelly Preston attend amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala presented by WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, and BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/amfAR14/WireImage)
Russian model Daria Strokous poses as she arrives for the amfAR 21st Annual Cinema Against AIDS during the 67th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, on May 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Liu Wen attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Nick Rhodes attend amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Kellan Lutz attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/amfAR14/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: (L-R) Coco Rocha and Toni Garrn attend amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/amfAR14/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Dita Von Teese attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Peter Bakker and Natasha Poly attend amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/German Select for Mercedes-Benz)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Chanel Iman attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/German Select for Mercedes-Benz)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Rosario Dawson attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Sharon Stone, wearing BVLGARI, attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Melita Toscan du Plantier attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Chiharu Okunugi attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
US actress Sharon Stone arrives on May 22, 2014 for the amfAR 21st Annual Cinema Against AIDS during the 67th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, southern France. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Alessandra Ambrosio attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Milla Jovovich, wearing BVLGARI, attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
Brazilian model Ana Beatriz Barros poses as she arrives for the amfAR 21st Annual Cinema Against AIDS during the 67th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, on May 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/German Select for Mercedes-Benz)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Coco Rocha attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/amfAR14/WireImage)
US actress Rosario Dawson poses as she arrives for the amfAR 21st Annual Cinema Against AIDS during the 67th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, on May 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian model Mallika Sherawat poses as she arrives for the amfAR 21st Annual Cinema Against AIDS during the 67th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, on May 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Heidi Klum attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Tim Whitby/amfAR14/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: John Travolta attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Karolina Kurkova attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Tim Whitby/amfAR14/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Paris Hilton attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Goga Ashkenazi and Rosario Dawson attend amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Karlie Kloss attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino/amfAR14/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Alessandra Ambrosio attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Rosario Dawson and Hermann Buehlbecker attend amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Tim Whitby/amfAR14/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Rosario Dawson attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala presented by WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, and BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/amfAR14/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Rosario Dawson (C) and Hermann Buhlbecker attend amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala presented by WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, and BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/amfAR14/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Milla Jovovich attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Conchita Wurst (L) and Rosario Dawso attend amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala presented by WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, and BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/amfAR14/WireImage)
US actress Michelle Rodriguez poses as she arrives for the amfAR 21st Annual Cinema Against AIDS during the 67th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, on May 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
Russian model Natasha Poly poses as she arrives for the amfAR 21st Annual Cinema Against AIDS during the 67th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, on May 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Margherita Missoni attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Amira Casar attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Harvey Weinstein attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala presented by WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, and BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/amfAR14/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Lara Stone attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala presented by WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, and BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/amfAR14/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Olga Sorokina attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/amfAR14/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Irina Shayk attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Kevin Robert Frost attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino/amfAR14/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Illustration view of the dinner room at amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/amfAR14/WireImage)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Illustration view of the dinner room at amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/amfAR14/WireImage)
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By LOUISE DIXON
Associated Press

CANNES, France (AP) -- Famed British artist Damien Hirst has created a gilded woolly mammoth skeleton encased in a gold tank to be auctioned off at the annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala this week.

Titled "Gone but not Forgotten," the three-meter mammal joins Hirst's famous shark in formaldehyde and bisected cow in his "Natural History" series.

The one-of-a kind piece is expected to raise millions of dollars for the charity's work in the fight against AIDS. Past auction items have included a trip to space with Leonardo DiCaprio and a kiss from George Clooney.

Held at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, the amfAR gala is one of the highlights of the Cannes Film Festival attracting support from global stars such as Sharon Stone, Heidi Klum and Aishwarya Rai. This year's guest list includes Jessica Chastain, Berenice Bejo, Adrien Brody and Robin Thicke, who will perform at Thursday's event.

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