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Crowe nets €2.3m in auction to mark his divorce

Crowe nets €2.3m in auction to mark his divorce”

Sotheby's said that numerous 227 items on auction, which were pulled from Crowe's film career and personal possessions, sold for well above their estimated value.

The actor marked his erstwhile wedding anniversary with former wife actor Danielle Spencer and his 54th birthday by selling off movie memorabilia, Australian art, 28 watches and other unusual items, The Guardian reported. "It's exciting? So it's been a lot of fun putting it together". A 1986 Grammy Award jointly presented to Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Sam Phillips, Rick Nelson and Chips Moman made a whopping $150,000, and a violin made by Leandro Bislach in the late 19th century that Crowe played in Peter Weir's Master and Commander fetched $135,000.

Russell Crowe's freakish "Art of Divorce" auction hauled in more than $3.7 million in memorabilia, antiques, art and jewelry on Saturday - including an $8,540 jock strap. Items worth $268,5000 (AUD 350,000) are still under negotiation.

"Not a bad hourly rate for a five-hour shift", he tweeted after the auction last Saturday at Sotheby's Australia in Sydney. Demand for movie memorabilia often overwhelmed expectations.

While the wooden sword for USD 20,000 and the metal one for USD 70,000, the chariot from the Oscar-winning film was sold for USD 65,000.

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A leather boxer's protector, worn by Crowe when he played heavyweight champion James J. Braddock in the 2005 movie "Cinderella Man", estimated to bring between AU$500 and AU$600, sold for AU$7,000 after intense bidding.

The National Museum of Australia shelled out $10,000 for the Doc Martens he wore in his breakthrough 1992 role in Romper Stomper, and another $2,000 for the costume he wore in 1993's The Silver Brumby.

But some lots failed to reach reserve, including a 2008 custom motorcycle built by California's Orange County Choppers that was turned in on a bid for $27,000.

Paintings from his collection also went under the hammer, with The Suitor by Australian artist Charles Blackman fetching A$360,000.



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