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."
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.
Printed catalogue for— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) February 27, 2018
“the Art of Divorce “ available for purchase here .
Has cool little stories like this through it which gives the items context . https://t.co/IS41SNdt3g pic.twitter.com/YG8nWBJLOo
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.