Most people have garage sales. But when your public career includes working with Ridley Scott and starring in period pieces, your version of a garage sale can get… interesting. And that is exactly the case with old mate Russell Crowe, who is set to have a “divorce auction” (aptly titled Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce… OK), to the tune of an accumulated value estimated to be around $3.6 million.
Here, you will be able to purchase Maximus Decimus Meridius’ armour set, stunt sword, wooden training sword, chariot, amongst other film props from Master & Commander, Cinderella Man, and many more. Truly a movie buff’s delight… given you have the means to keep up with the lofty bids, of course.
The wrist guards alone from Gladiator have an estimated starting price of $1,000 to $2,000 AUD, while the chariot projected to fetch around $5,000 to $10,000 AUD. For another couple thousand, you can even have a life-sized prop horse pulling up out front along with it.
Cinematic memorabilia aside, there is quite the collection of art, music and sports history within this collection.
Sidney Nolan paintings, a Norman Lindsay work, a Brett Whitely, and a 7th century Flemish verdure tapestry. Johnny Cash’s Grammy and commemorative Gold record. An entire series of cased cricket gloves is also up for grabs here, and more notably, Donald Bradman’s bats. Oh, and just a casual few handfuls of guitars and high-end watches.
All 200 items will be on display from April 4th to April 7th, and go under the hammer on the night of the 7th at Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh NSW. Browse the full list and register to bid here.