Russell Crowe’s ‘The Art Of Divorce’ Auction Brings In Millions
The Gladiator star tweeted about new earnings: ‘not a bad hourly rate for a 5 hour shift’. The auction made a staggering $3.7 million in just five hours.
“The Art of Divorce In case anyone is interested … $3.7m at the coal face and around $350k of conversations ongoing … and a bunch of stuff I didn’t really want to sell coming home … not a bad hourly rate for a 5 hour shift . Hope you are happy and busy.”
The 54-year-old star gave fans the chance to buy 227 items he’s collected over his decades-long film career in a sale he called The Art of Divorce — as his decision to have a clear out was inspired by his 2012 separation from wife Danielle Spencer.
Crowe live-streamed the auction at Sotheby’s Australia on his Facebook page, and one unusual item in particular attracted frenzied bidding. A leather jock strap the actor wore in the 2005 drama Cinderella Man fetched $7,000, and proved to be the most popular piece in the run up to the auction.
Among the other items was the armour worn for his Oscar-winning performance in Gladiator, which was sold for $125,000, while another piece from the very same film, a Roman chariot replica, made $65,000.
Cheers to you Russell!
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