Russell Crowe’s bizarre “Art of Divorce” auction hauled in more than $3.7 million in memorabilia, antiques, art as well as jewelry on Saturday — including an $8,540 jock strap.
The auction coincided with the finalization of his divorce through Australian singer Danielle Spencer, with whom he starred in The Crossing as well as married in 2003. They have two sons, Charles as well as Tennyson, nevertheless separated in 2012. As part of of which divorce, he arranged the “Art of Divorce” auction.
“We’ve been separated over 5 years at of which point, our divorce should be finalized around the time of the auction,” he told Australia’s Daily Telegraphnewspaper before the auction. “Just as we collaborate on the upbringing of our kids, of which’s easy for us to work together on something like of which. I think she feels the same way I do in regards to just moving on things of which help create space for the future.”
The auction included 227 items ranging through jewelry as well as watches to cars, motorcycles, guitars, cricket memorabilia as well as tons of items through some of his most famous films. Up for action, for example, was armor as well as weapons he used as Maximus inside film Gladiator, which sold for about $300,000 combined. There was also two life-sized horse props (they sold for $6,710 each) as well as a fully functioning Roman chariot (sold for $79,300) through the film. There were outfits through Master as well as Commander, as well as 3:10 to Yuma as well as perhaps the most bizarre item up for action: a brown, leather jockstrap through Cinderella Man of which sold for a whopping $8,540.
“Accompanied by a letter through Russell Crowe stating his ownership,” the Sotheby’s auction noted, just in case you genuinely need to prove its authenticity.
He also sold a dinosaur skull for $79,300.
inside end, the auction brought in $3,731,553 total — not a bad haul, Crowe had to admit.
“In case anyone is actually interested … $3.7m at the coal face as well as around $350k of conversations ongoing … as well as a bunch of stuff I didn’t genuinely want to sell coming home,” Crowe wrote on Twitter after the auction. “Not a bad hourly rate for a 5 hour shift . expect you are happy as well as busy.”
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