Crowe leans in to the divorce theme on the cover of his Sotheby’s catalogue.
Crowe leans in to the divorce theme on the cover of his Sotheby’s catalogue. Instagram

Crowe holds ‘divorce auction’ on wedding anniversary

RUSSELL Crowe is ready to move on from his estranged wife Danielle Spencer.

Sotheby's Australia will host an auction titled "The Art of Divorce," in which 227 different items from the actor's private life will go up for sale.

The auction - which features diamond rings, watches, guitars, movie memorabilia and fine art - will take place in Sydney on April 7, on what would have been Crowe and Spencer's 15th wedding anniversary. A 2001 Mercedes, valued between $19,000 and $25,000, is also in the lot, along with two motorcycles that could command top dollar.

"Divorce has its way of making you really examine the things that are essential in life - and the things that are not," Crowe, 53, said in a short statement through Sotheby's Australia (via The Hollywood Reporter). "Through the process I had a look around and realised I had a lot of stuff. Career stuff, stuff I've collected, and stuff in general. Boxes and boxes of stuff … so in the spirit of moving forward into fresh air, here's a portion of that collection of stuff."

One of the wedding cars on the day of his 2003 marriage to Danielle Spencer is up for grabs.
One of the wedding cars on the day of his 2003 marriage to Danielle Spencer is up for grabs.

The couple split in 2012 and have two sons, Tennyson and Charles.

Crowe is fully embracing his breakup and the act of hocking his unwanted junk. He's been Instagramming and tweeting about the auction, even responding to curious fans.

It's unclear if the earnings will go toward Crowe's divorce settlement or a charity.

A request for comment from his rep wasn't immediately returned.

 

A chariot from the film Gladiator.
A chariot from the film Gladiator.

 

This story originally appeared on the New York Post and is republished here with permission.

 

Memorabilia from the 1994 Australian film The Sum Of Us.
Memorabilia from the 1994 Australian film The Sum Of Us.

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