Russell Crowe revealed that he made nearly $4 million in a Sotheby’s auction in Australia on Saturday. According to the star, he sold a used jock-strap for $7,000. Reportedly, the 54-year-old actor uploaded a live stream of the auction on Facebook where he sold nearly two-hundred items including artwork, movie memorabilia, furniture, and guitars.
Russell jokingly called the auction “The Art Of Divorce,” referencing his split from ex-wife, Danielle Spence, which first hit the mainstream press around 2012.
The couple split up after a marriage of nearly a decade, nine years to be precise. According to multiple reports, their divorce is finally almost over.
However, one has to wonder why Russell is selling all of his personal belongings? It must be to pay off his ex-wife. Crowe took to Twitter on Saturday to say that he had sold around $3.7 million worth of products, but unfortunately, he didn’t want to see many of the items go.
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) February 28, 2018
However, four million dollars isn’t a bad days work for five hours of selling, remarked the actor. When speaking with reporters from Good Morning Britain, Crowe explained that the used jock strap was a “popular item.”
Crowe described the item as the one he wore for the film, Cinderella Man, where he played James J Braddock as the world’s heavyweight boxing champ.
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
Some of the other high-priced items included the armor he wore during his performance in Gladiator, the chest piece which sold for around $125,000.
Crowe had to sell a plethora of old items he collected over the years on movie sets, including pieces from movies such as Master And Commander, Les Miserables, Robin Hood, etc.
The highest selling item at the auction was a painting from Charles Blackman, “The Suitor,” which sold for $360,000. Charles painted the iconic piece back in 1960.