A Winston Churchill Painting Owned by FDR and Angelina Jolie Just Sold for $11.5 Million

Winston Churchill – former British Prime Minister and accused mediator of the colonial famine – can now add a “successful commercial painter” to his résumé. As the Associated Press reported on Monday, his 1943 “Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque” was sold at Christie’s in London for £ 8,285,000. that’s the equivalent of $ 11,590,715. The painting depicting the Moroccan church at sunset was given to President Roosevelt by Churchill shortly after the Casablanca conference, according to the AP, and eventually became the property of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The couple separated in 2016 and left much of their fortune in divorce proceedings. The Jolie Family Collection sold the painting, according to AP. The buyer was not immediately identified.

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