Nine years of wedded bliss can amass a ton of crap, especially when you have a Hollywood bankroll like Russell Crowe, so now that he’s divorced he’s selling off a bunch of stuff he collected during his marriage.
Crowe split with his wife, Danielle Spencer, years ago and says by the time the auction goes down in April, their official divorce should be finalized. He said, “Just as we collaborate on the upbringing of our kids, it’s easy for us to work together on something like this. I think she feels the same way I do in regards to just moving on things that help create space for the future.”
He also adds that “On the practical side, this collection probably equates to three rooms full of things I’ll no longer have to care for, document, clean, tune, and insure.”
“Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce” is being conducted by Sotheby’s Australia, and not only does it feature Crowe’s personal art and instrument collection, it contains his treasure trove of movie memorabilia.
Here’s some of our favorites:
1. Leather jockstrap worn in “Cinderella Man”
- Featured in the scene depicting the Heavy Weight Championship bout, James J. Braddock vs. Max Baer on 13 June 1935, brown suede leather with elastic support
- Estimate $500 – $600
2. Maroon Leather Doc Marten Boots Worn By Crowe in “Romper Stomper”
- The boots still have traces of sand remaining from the penultimate scene in the film, where Hando is killed during a fight with ‘Davey’ (Daniel Pollock), and ‘Gabe’ (Jacqueline McKenzie), which took place on a beach location beside a back drop of rolling surf and cliffs.
- Each boot has “HANDO” inscribed in pen on the inside
- Estimate $10,000 – $15,000
3. Violin Used in “Master and Commander”
- This is a serious concert level violin with a beautiful tone. It comes with a faux-Baroque bow, which was also used in the film.
- Accompanied by a copy of a certificate from Vita Dolce Violins, Los Angeles, dated 15th July 2002, together with a copy of a valuation dated 12th July, both made out to Russell Crowe
- Estimate $110,000 – $140,000
4. Life Size Prop Horse Used in “Gladiator”
- realistically rendered in rubberized material with textured chestnut faux fur and mane, supported on a custom designed steel stand.
- Crowe says, “The two prop horses in my collection were used by Ridley Scott as corpses in the chariot scene in the film”
- Estimate $2,000 – $4,000
5. Mounted Dinosaur Skull
- Mosasaur skull that Crowe “acquired” from actor Leonardo DiCaprio in 2008.
- The Mosasaur was a giant, serpentine marine reptile, which was prevalent during the Late Cretaceous Period, approximately 65 million years ago.
- Estimate $35,000 – $40,000
Check out the full listing of stuff, including Crowe’s plaster relief of Mohammad Ali’s face, at Sotheby’s.