“The actor recently reached a divorce settlement with his estranged wife.” – artnet News reports.
Amid his separation and divorce from his wife, Russell Crowe is sending a huge selection of over 200 pieces of memorabilia, art, and jewelry to auction for a special sale at Sotheby’s Australia aptly titled “The Art of Divorce.”
The Oscar-winner married Australian actress and singer Danielle Spencer in 2003. The couple separated in 2012, although the couple’s divorce was only recently finalized (the online catalogue refers to Spencer as Crowe’s “former wife.”) According to the Hollywood Reporter, news of the couple’s divorce settlement surfaced around the same time that Crowe first started promoting the auction on social media, suggesting that Crowe may be monetizing some of his prize possessions to finance the settlement.
Indeed, the auction includes some pricey items, including 19 collectible guitars with pre-sale estimates ranging between $233–390 and $39,000–78,000. Crowe is also offering his collection of jewelry and watches by Asprey, Cartier, Chanel, and Chopard including a 5.13-carat radiant-cut fancy yellow diamond surrounded by marquise-cut white diamonds set in 18-karat white gold and platinum, estimated to sell for between $54,932–78,486.
Originally published by Henri Neuendorf at artnet News