Russell Crowe Is Holding a 'Divorce Auction'

You could snag prop chariot, body armor, and much more
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2018 8:00 PM CST
Russell Crowe Is Holding a 'Divorce Auction'
Actor Russell Crowe, left, and Danielle Spencer arrive at the premiere for the film "Robin Hood", at the 63rd international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 12, 2010.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Five years after Russell Crowe and wife Danielle Spencer separated, their divorce will soon be finalized. And to celebrate, or something, they're holding a divorce auction. The Sotheby's-hosted auction, appropriately titled "The Art of Divorce" and set for April 7, will feature such items as an 1890 violin used in Master and Commander, a prop chariot and horse from Gladiator, the Doc Martens Crowe wore in Romper Stomper, and the armor he wore in Gladiator. The catalog says the sale, which includes 225 items that could be valued at as much as $2.8 million in total, "represents the dispersal of a highly personal collection that was assembled by Crowe over many years, including those shared with his former wife."

"Just as we collaborate on the upbringing of our kids, it’s easy for us to work together on something like this," Crowe told Australia's Daily Telegraph about the auction, per the Daily Beast. "I think she feels the same way I do in regards to just moving on things that help create space for the future. On the practical side, this collection probably equates to three rooms full of things I’ll no longer have to care for, document, clean, tune, and insure." The auction catalog also includes a cover photo of Crowe holding up a drink in a toasting gesture, and notes that the auction date is one "of particular significance as both the actor’s birthday and wedding anniversary." Browse all the items, which also include a mounted reptile skull and a Muhammad Ali plaster relief life cast, per Slate, here. (Read more Russell Crowe stories.)

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