Russell Crowe selling 227 possessions in 'The Art of Divorce' auction

The 'dispersal of a highly personal collection' could fetch over $1million.

Christopher Hooton@christophhooton
Wednesday 04 April 2018 09:42
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Russell Crowe is commemorating the end of his marriage to Danielle Spencer by selling hundreds of their possessions.

Titled Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce and illustrated by a photo of him in a tuxedo raising a cocktail, the auction is described by Sotheby's Australia as "a selection of major works" from his private collection, to be auctioned on 7 April, 2018, "a date of particular significance as both the actor’s birthday and wedding anniversary."

"The sale represents the dispersal of a highly personal collection that was assembled by Crowe over many years, including those shared with his former wife, Danielle Spencer."

Pic: Russell Crowe / Sotheby's Australia)
(Pic: Sotheby's)
(Pic: Sotheby's)
(Pic: Sotheby's)

There are 227 lots in the catalogue, which includes paintings, tapestries, guitars, cricket memorabilia and a ton of movie props.

These include two life-size prop horses used in Gladiator, a brown leather boxer's crotch protector used in Cinderella Man and Captain Jack Aubrey's' number 2 'dress blues' worn in Master and Commander.

Judging by the estimates on each lot, Crowe stands to make over $1 million from the auction.

"I told [Danielle] what I was doing and she thought it was really funny," Crowe told KIIS FM's The Kyle and Jackie O Show, "but I think for a period of time she thought it was a concept I'd come up with purely for amusement."

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