11th Apr 2018
On 7 April 2018, Sotheby’s Australia auctioned the private collection of the actor, film producer, director and musician, Russell Crowe. On Good Morning America he stated that the sale was a form of catharsis after his divorce from his wife of 9 years, Danielle Spencer.
Crowe promoted the auction on his Twitter and Instagram with imagery that channeled ‘the most interesting man in the world’. Adding to the bizarre nature of the entire auction it took place on Crowes birthday and wedding anniversary of April 7th. The auction consisted of 226 items that ranged from Crowe’s collection of important Australian art to prop horses from his film ‘The Gladiator’.
All these weird and wonderful items sold for a cumulative total of $3.7 million that Crowe jokes will go to funding his divorce. This impressive number makes it one of the highest grossing private auctions this year and Gregsons took a look at some of the most expensive items sold and who is buying them, including the National Museum of Australia.
Held in Sydney’s carriage works Crowe himself showed up to watch his personal items be sold. Stating after the auction on Twitter “…. not a bad hourly rate for a 5-hour shift.” About the $3.7 million in items sold.
Gregson’s put together a list of the highest bid on items:
We agree, Russell, not bad for a 5-hour shift. At Gregsons, we might not have Dr Martens worth $10,000 but we do have lots of great items sold at reasonable prices that you can bid on for your home and business. Check out our current auctions to see all the deals.