Angelina Jolie Sells Rare Painting From Brad Pitt for $11.5 Million
Clean the house. Angelina Jolie sold a rare Winston Churchill painting that she got from her ex-husband Brad PittCNN reports.
The “Tower of Koutoubia Mosque” became the late British Prime Minister’s most expensive work of art to be sold at auction. On Monday, March 1, after fees it was $ 11.5 million, even though the estimated value was $ 3.5 million. Churchill’s record was previously held by The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell, which sold in 2014 for $ 2.75 million.
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The conservative politician, who died in 1965 at the age of 90, painted the “Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque” in 1943. After attending the Casablanca Conference in Marrakech, Morocco with Franklin D. Roosevelt to develop a strategy against Nazi Germany during World War II, Churchill gave it to the US President.
Roosevelt died just two years later at the age of 63, and one of his sons sold the Impressionist-style sunset painting to a filmmaker in the 1960s. It eventually ended up in the hands of antique dealer Bill Rau before Pitt bought it in 2011 and gifted it to his girlfriend at the time, Jolie.
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London-based auction house Christie’s told CNN that the 45-year-old Maleficent actress listed the artwork as the property of the Jolie Family Collection.
The 57-year-old Fight Club actor suggested Jolie a year after the expensive painting was handed over. They married in 2014 at their Château Miraval estate in Correns, France, and separated two years later.
While a judge declared the costars of Mr. & Mrs. Smith legally unmarried in 2019, they have yet to finalize their divorce and continue to fight for custody of their children Pax (17), Zahara (16), Shiloh (14) and the twins Knox and Vivienne, 12. The former couple are also the parents of Maddox, who is considered an adult at the age of 19. Several sources told us Weekly weekly that the Yonsei University student has no relationship with Pitt.
“Brad wants 50/50 joint physical and legal custody of the children,” a source told us exclusively in 2020. “Angelina did not agree to these terms.”
Calling the last few years “pretty tough” in this month’s issue of Vogue, Jolie told the magazine, “I’ve been focused on healing our family. It’s slowly coming back like the ice is melting and the blood is returning to my body. But i’m not there. I’m not there yet, but I hope to be. I plan it. “