An imaginative portrait of Jeff Bezos surfing on a rocket was auctioned at the Living Legends of Aviation Awards in Los Angeles.
On Friday night, the Amazon CEO was presented with the & # 39; Jeff & # 39; s Bezos Freedom & # 39; s Wings Award & # 39; at the Beverly Hills Hilton, her first public appearance since her divorce announcement and the revelation of her adventure with Lauren Sanchez.
The elegant tuxedo he wore paled in comparison to the space suit you see in the jazz portrait, painted by Michelle Rouch.
An imaginative painted portrait of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, riding a rocket, was auctioned off at the Living Legends of Aviation Awards in Los Angeles on Friday night.
The Amazon CEO was presented with the "Jeff Bezos Freedom & # 39; s Wings Award" during the star-studded event, his first public appearance since his divorce announcement and the revelation of his adventure with Lauren Sanchez. Bezos looks up with TV presenter Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe (right)
In the painting, a muscular Bezos is seen bobbing on a rocket bearing the name of the space flight company he privately finances, Blue Origin.
The wave that is riding merges into an abstract background of starry sky.
Around 25 living legends had signed the frame of black and silver paint.
The artist Michelle Rouch is shown up at the event. She is known for her work inspired by space.
Artist Michelle Rouch is known for her space-inspired pieces. His work is influenced by his engineering experience, according to his personal website.
She donates many of her paintings to philanthropies, including the Boy Scouts of America, Congress Awards Consultant, EAA and Kiddie Hawk Air Academy.
"Over the past 6 years, your artwork has generously raised almost $ 100,000 for children, who are interested in learning about aviation," their site says.
It is not clear how much he opted for Bezos' painting, or who was the lucky winner.
Other works of art with the face of the Amazon founder were also presented at the auction.
Photographer Hayman Tam shared photos of preparations for the ceremony, including some of the auction pieces on Instagram.
& # 39; A very nice aviation art that will be auctioned during the Living Legends of Aviation®️ award event. Jeff Bezos is one of the members this year, "he wrote in the legend.
In the painting, you see a muscular Bezos wearing an elegant blue and gold space suit and swinging on a rocket named after the space flight company he privately finances, Blue Origin
Another Bezos photographer on the Texas ranch where Blue Origin is based was shared by photographer Hayman Tam
Bezos gave a speech after receiving his award. The Living Legends of Aviation pays tribute to remarkable people of extraordinary achievement in aviation, including: entrepreneurs, innovators, industry leaders, astronauts, record breakers, pilots who have become celebrities and celebrities who have become pilots ", according to their website
Bezos had a proud smile when he accepted his prize and hung the medal around his neck.
In the future, he will select the winner of the award among the nominees offered by the legends and The Washington Post, which is owned by Bezos.
According to its website, Living Legends of Aviation pays tribute to outstanding people of extraordinary achievement in aviation, including: entrepreneurs, innovators, industry leaders, astronauts, record breakers, pilots who have become celebrities and celebrities they have become pilots.
& # 39; Legends meet annually to recognize and honor people who have made significant contributions in aviation & # 39;
The ceremony was organized by the Emmy-winning actor, John Travolta, who recently debuted with his new shaved head, joining the ranks of other bald men like Bezos.
Oscar-nominated actor Harrison Ford, a pilot, also presented an award.
The event was organized by actor John Travolta, who recently showed his new shaved head look
The new love of Bezos, the television presenter Sánchez, did not attend the event.
However, the couple is expected to attend the Oscar ceremonies this year on February 24, according to sources close to the relationship.
I hope to see Lauren join Jeff [at the Oscars]. "They are an article and they are very much in love," explained one source on page six.
"They were not hiding their relationship and they were very relaxed in the [Golden] Balloons
Bezos and Sanchez practically joined the hip during the ceremony of the Golden Globes, just a few days before his adventure was made public with the news that he was divorcing his wife MacKenzie.
Bezos has acclimated well to the Hollywood awards scene.
Last year, he attended a ceremony on the eve of the Oscars that Patrick Whitesell, Sánchez's husband, hosted WME and IMG.
Sánchez continues to live with Whitesell at his home in Los Angeles.
The new love of Bezos, the television presenter Sánchez, did not attend the event. They are shown together at an event in 2016
Early on Friday, Bezos was seen boarding his luxurious private jet in Seattle and disembarking in Los Angeles.
The billionaire wore brown pants, a blue shirt with buttons and a brown vest for the flight.
It was the first time he saw the 55-year-old since he and his wife MacKenzie Bezos announced their divorce and, after the news of the CEO's business, was made public with deceptive and cruel texts.
Early on Friday, Bezos was seen boarding his private jet in Seattle. It was the first time the 55-year-old boy was seen after he and his wife MacKenzie Bezos announced their divorce.
He was later seen disembarking in Los Angeles before heading to the awards ceremony.
According to sources, Bezos and Sánchez will appear at several events in the coming months, including the Oscars on February 24.
Bezos has acclimated well to the Hollywood awards scene. Photographed at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2018 with his wife MacKenzie