Russell Crowe ‘divorce auction': Memorabilia sole in Sydney

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Gladiator memorabilia has been a large draw

It’s his 54th birthday, and it would have been his 15th marriage anniversary, so it was time to transparent out “stuff”.

Actor Russell Crowe has hold his “Art of Divorce” auction – a arrange of interruption of a things – in Sydney. He distant from thespian Danielle Spencer in 2012.

His torso armour from Gladiator crushed expectations, creation A$125,000 ($95,000; £68,000) and his Master and Commander violin sole good too.

There was also extreme foe for his Cinderella Man jockstrap.

It went for A$7,000, some-more than 10 times a estimate.

But there was also some top-notch Australian art on uncover from artists such as Sidney Nolan and Margaret Olley. A square called The Suitor by Charles Blackman fetched A$360,000.

That distant outstripped a A$135,000 paid for a Leandro Bislach violin played by Crowe’s impression in Master and Commander: The Far Side of a World. The uniform he wore in a film fetched A$135,000.

The Gladiator reproduction chariot went for A$65,000, scarcely 7 times above estimate, though a neo-Nazi boots from Romper Stomper went on guess during A$10,000.

A 1986 Grammy Award presented to Johnny Cash and other song artists done $150,000.

The New Zealand-born actor seemed during a sale, conference a delivery of Happy Birthday and 3 cheers, and saying: “G’day folks, how’re we doing?”

He had progressing pronounced a sale was all about relocating on – a “watershed moment”.

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Master and Commander: The Far Side of a World memorabilia

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The sale during Sotheby’s was approaching to strech $2.3m (£1.6m)

Among a 227 lots of “stuff” (as he calls it) on sale were:

  • A headband and a span of aged boots from State of Play
  • Numerous guitars he’s collected (his rope 30 Odd Foot of Grunts never won most vicious acclaim)
  • A Merc used on his marriage day in 2003
  • A Shane Warne Test cricket jersey
  • The cloth angel doll from The Sum of Us
  • The leather sketchbook from 3:10 to Yuma
  • Chain mail and other wardrobe from Robin Hood
  • A Javert dress from Les Miserables

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