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Russell Crowe’s personal collection is selling in Sydney

Sotheby’s is to host an auction of movie memorabilia and other ephemera from Hollywood star Russell Crowe’s personal collection.
The sale is titled The Art of Divorce and is being held in part to enable Crowe to meet his obligations to ex-wife Danielle Spencer.

The auction is slated to take place in Sydney on April 7, the date of the couple’s anniversary.

However, it all appears to be quite tongue in cheek. The pair are still close friends and share parenting duties.

Crowe told the Daily Telegraph: “We’ve been separated over five years now, our divorce should be finalised around the time of the auction. Just as we collaborate on the upbringing of our kids, it’s easy for us to work together on something like this.”

Sotheby's will host the sale in its Sydney auction rooms

Collectors are likely to be particularly taken with a suit of armour Crowe wore in his iconic role as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator (2000), which is valued at up to $23,540. Crowe received an Academy Award for Best Actor for the part.

A breastplate he wore in the movie’s dynamic opening sequence sold for £6,000 ($8,374) in 2016.

While Crowe is most widely known for the films he made in the late 1990s and early 2000s, his breakthrough came in the 1992 Australian indie hit Romper Stomper – in which he played a neo-Nazi.

The boots he wore in the movie (Dr Martens, naturally) are also featured with an estimate of $11,758.

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