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 Art of Divorce
In case anyone is interested … $3.7m at the coal face and around $350k of conversations ongoing … and a bunch of stuff I didn’t really want to sell coming home … not a bad hourly rate for a 5 hour shift . Hope you are happy and busy
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) April 7, 2018
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.