Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Russell Crowe's "Art of Divorce" Auction

From the New York Times:

The auction on Saturday at Sotheby’s Australia in Sydney carried a provocative title: “The Art of Divorce.”

The catalog is pulled from the long film career and the personal possessions of the Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe.

The sale took place on the actor’s 54th birthday and the anniversary of his wedding to the singer Danielle Spencer in 2003.

Mr. Crowe split from Ms. Spencer in 2012, and they finalized their divorce last year.

In promoting the event on Twitter in February, the actor said he just had to get rid of lots of stuff. The 227 items on auction ran the gamut, from paintings and movie memorabilia to prop horses, a motorbike and a Mercedes.

At the sale, he was serenaded by the singer Alisa Nasteski, and the crowd gave him three cheers just before a violin by Leandro Bisiach sold for 135,000 Australian dollars, or $104,000, according to The Associated Press.

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