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Here’s what sold at Russell Crowe’s divorce auction

If you didn’t know, Russell Crowe decided to sell a huge collection of artwork, jewellery and film props from some of his most famous work.

The auction, held in Sydney on April 7th, coincided with the Oscar-winning actor’s 54th birthday and his wedding anniversary with ex-wife Danielle Spencer.

The auction was dubbed “The Art of Divorce” and according to Crowe, raked in $3.7 million.

The 12-hole maroon Doc Martens, worn during the iconic film Romper Stomper, were sold to Canberra’s National Museum of Australia for a huge $10,000.

One of the most exceptional pieces on sale was a violin made by Leandro Bisiach Sr for the 2003 film, Master and Commander. The instrument was used by Crowe’s character, Captain Jack Aubrey, and sold for a total of $135,000.

Of course, memorabilia from one of Russell’s most notorious films, Gladiator, raked in a large amount of cash. The haul included a Roman chariot, which was sold for $65,000, and a stunt cuirass which sold for $125,000.

The items with the highest bids of the night were the Charles Blackman artwork The Suiter, which brought in an enormous $360,000, and the 1986 Grammy Award presented to Johnny Cash, which went for $150,000.

In the words of the man himself, not bad at all for a 5-hour shift.

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Alice is a Londoner who quit her 9 – 5 job and bought a one way ticket to Sydney. Usually found pining after Leonardo DiCaprio, drinking red wine and keeping her Instagram “on point” via @alicesantics.

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