Entertainment Russell Crowe's 'Gladiator' armor sells for $96K at auction

18:56  07 april  2018
18:56  07 april  2018 Source:   ap.org

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Russell Crowe ’ s Gladiator armour is among some valuable props the acclaimed actor will auction five years after his separation from ex-wife Danielle Spencer. The auction sale entitled ‘The Art of Divorce’ at Sotheby’s Australian branch will contain 223 items including Spencer’s ring

After his separation and divorce from actor and singer Daniel Spencer, Russell Crow sells a huge collection of more than 200 commemorative. Other important pieces are the Gladiator (2000), which gave him an Oscar The price of the armor he wore was estimated at 15,700 to 23,544 dollars.

One of the costumes from the film Gladiator owned by actor Russell Crowe is on display to be auctioned by Sotheby's auction house as part of the 'Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce Auction' at Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia Saturday, April 7, 2018. (Ben Rushton/AAP Image via AP)© The Associated Press One of the costumes from the film Gladiator owned by actor Russell Crowe is on display to be auctioned by Sotheby's auction house as part of the 'Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce Auction' at Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia Saturday, April 7, 2018. (Ben Rushton/AAP Image via AP) The torso armor Russell Crowe wore for his Oscar-winning role in "Gladiator" eclipsed expectations at a Sydney auction on Saturday, selling for 125,000 Australian dollars ($96,000).

Sotheby's Australia had estimated the stunt cuirass worn in the 2000 blockbuster would fetch between AU$20,000 and AU$30,000. But much of the movie memorabilia auctioned by the Australia-based New Zealander as part of his divorce settlement exceeded expectations.

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Such seems to be the thinking of Russell Crowe , who is selling 200 personal items as he completes his split from Danielle Spencer—and he has cheekily entitled the Sotheby’ s auction catalogue for the show “The Art of Divorce.”

Joy ride: Russell Crowe (L) took to Twitter late last month to offer Morning Show co-host Larry Edmur (R) a ride on the Roman chariot from the Gladiator film. Russell ' s sword isn't the only item the 53-year-old is selling from his Gladiator collection in 'The Art of Divorce' auction .

A replica Roman chariot from the same movie in which Crowe played the general-turned-gladiator Maximus, thought to be worth up to AU$10,000, was sold for AU$65,000.

A leather boxer's protector, worn by Crowe when he played heavyweight champion James J. Braddock in the 2005 movie "Cinderella Man," estimated to bring between AU$500 and AU$600, sold for AU$7,000 after intense bidding.

Sotheby's was closer to the mark in valuing the maroon Doc Martens boots Crowe wore as the skinhead Hando in the 1992 movie "Romper Stomper." The pair sold for AU$10,000, while Sotheby's anticipated between AU$10,000 and AU$15,000.

A chariot from the film Gladiator owned by actor Russell Crowe is on display to be auctioned by Sotheby's auction house as part of the 'Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce Auction' at Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia Saturday, April 7, 2018. (Ben Rushton/AAP Image via AP)© The Associated Press A chariot from the film Gladiator owned by actor Russell Crowe is on display to be auctioned by Sotheby's auction house as part of the 'Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce Auction' at Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia Saturday, April 7, 2018. (Ben Rushton/AAP Image via AP) The auction, titled "The Art of Divorce," took place on the actor's 54th birthday and the anniversary of his wedding to singer Danielle Spencer in 2003.

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Russell Crowe no longer looks like a gladiator . Items up for auction include the stunt “ Gladiator ” suit Crowe wore while filming his character’ s death scene. It’ s estimated to sell for ,000 to ,000, but Cairnduff told Page Six the estimates will probably prove useless.

Hollywood actor Russell Crowe is auctioning off hundreds of possessions – including a number of props from his hit film Gladiator – to commemorate the end of his marriage to Danielle Spencer. The auction catalogue – called Russell Crowe : The Art of Divorce – is described by Sotheby’ s Australia

A cheerful Crowe made an appearance after singer Alisa Nasteski sang Happy Birthday and the crowd gave him three cheers immediately before Lot 31, a violin by Leandro Bislach, sold for AU$135,000. The violin, used by Crowe when he played Captain Jack Aubrey in the 2003 movie "Master and Commander," was the most expensive sale in the early part of the night and was likely to bring the highest price of the auction.

The winning bid was at the high end of expectations of between AU$110,000 and AU$140,000.

"G'day folks, how're you doing?" Crowe told the crowd. "Are you having a little bit of fun? It's exciting, isn't it? So it's been a lot of fun putting it together for you."

Before the auction started, Sotheby's predicted the 227 eclectic lots, covering movies, guitars, paintings, jewelry, watches and sporting memorabilia, would bring between AU$2.6 million and AU$3.7 million.

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John Oliver, the comedian who <g class="gr_ gr_45 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del gr-progress sel" data-gr-id="45" id="45">bought</g> Russell Crowe's jockstrap from his divorce auction, intends to use it for good.Comedian John Oliver plans to use the jockstrap he bought from Russell Crowe's recent divorce sale to save a video store in Alaska.

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