Sotheby's Australia

Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce

AU0822 | 7 April 2018 | Sydney | 6 pm

Russell Crowe
CHARLES BLACKMAN, born 1928, The Suitor (1960). Sold for $439,200 April 2018. (c) Charles Blackman. Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
Rolex A fine gold automatic chronograph wristwatch with registers and bracelet ref 16528 no 149099 Cosmograph Daytona late 1990s. Sold for $48,800 April 2018
The stunt cuirass worn by Russell Crowe as the character, 'Maximus', in the film, Gladiator (2000). Sold for $156,250 April 2018
Sale Number: AU0822

Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce

On 7 April 2018, Sotheby’s Australia auctioned the private collection of actor, film producer, director and musician, Russell Crowe.  The sale included an important collection of Australian art, decorative arts, watches and jewellery, together with music and sporting memorabilia, and costumes, props, musical instruments and items from Crowe’s extensive and diverse career in film and music.  Consisting of 226 items, the sale realised over $3.7 million with 144.5% sold by value.

 
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Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art
Melbourne  |  Sydney
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E: Geoffrey Smith

Gary Singer

Chief Executive Officer

Australian & International Art
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E: Gary Singer
     
   
 
Guy Cairnduff

Guy Cairnduff

Head

Arts & Design
Melbourne  |  Sydney
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Anthony Hurl

Anthony Hurl

Consultant Specialist

Arts & Design
Adelaide
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E: Anthony Hurl
              
Fiona Hayward

Fiona Hayward

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
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E: Fiona Hayward

Brett Ballard

Brett Ballard

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Sydney
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Hamish Sharma

Hamish Sharma

Head

Jewels
Sydney
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E: Hamish Sharma

Patricia Kontos

Patricia Kontos

Senior Specialist

Jewels
Melbourne
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E: Patricia Kontos
   


John Keats

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Olivia Jia

Administrator

Arts & Design
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Liza Hallam

Liza Hallam

Administrator

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
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E: Liza Hallam

Tabitha Davison

Tabitha Davison

Administrator

Jewels
Sydney
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E: Tabitha Davison

Auction Results & Details

Sale Total: $3,731,553 including buyer's premium

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EXHIBITION

SYDNEY | CARRIAGEWORKS, 245 WILSON STREET, EVELEIGH

WED. 4 APR 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
THU. 5 APR 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
FRI. 6 APR 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST
SAT. 7 APR 18 | 10 AM - 5 PM AEST








Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822
52 A Baltic pine campaign side cabinet, used in the film, The Water Diviner (2014), late 19th/early 20th century Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 Lot Sold: $2,440 (including buyer's premium)
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822
53 A limited edition poster made for the release of the film, Noah, (2013), signed by Russell Crowe Estimate $500 - $800 Lot Sold: $7,930 (including buyer's premium)
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822 © Reproduced with permission of the Margaret Olley Art Trust
54 MARGARET OLLEY
1923-2011

Bush Flowers (1978)

Estimate $55,000 - $75,000 Lot Sold: $85,400 (including buyer's premium)
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822 © Charles Blackman/Licenced by Viscopy, 2018
56 CHARLES BLACKMAN
born 1928

Seated Figure

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000 Lot Sold: $31,720 (including buyer's premium)
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822 © Jennifer Dickerson/Licensed by Viscopy, 2018
57 ROBERT DICKERSON
1924-2015

After Work 7pm 2005

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000 Lot Sold: $39,040 (including buyer's premium)
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822
58 A mounted Mosasaur (Platecarpus ictericus) skull, late Cretaceous Period, Niobrara Formation, Kansas Estimate $35,000 - $40,000 Lot Sold: $79,300 (including buyer's premium)
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822 © The Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Images
59 SIDNEY NOLAN
1917-1992

Monkey 1964

Estimate $30,000 - $50,000 Lot Sold: $73,200 (including buyer's premium)
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822
60 A Singer treadle-based sewing machine, circa 1910 Estimate $500 - $800 Lot Sold: $3,172 (including buyer's premium)
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822
62 A monumental Italian six panel painted leather screen, 18th century Estimate $25,000 - $35,000 Lot Sold: $6,100 (including buyer's premium)
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822
63 A Spanish four panel painted leather screen, 18th/19th century Estimate $5,000 - $10,000 Lot Sold: $1,830 (including buyer's premium)
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822
64 A 17th century Flemish verdure tapestry Estimate $25,000 - $35,000
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822 © H., C. and A. Glad
65 NORMAN LINDSAY
1879-1969

Abundance (circa 1924)

Estimate $30,000 - $50,000 Lot Sold: $122,000 (including buyer's premium)
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822
66 A Truetone L21 'Tobacco Sunburst' acoustic guitar, inscribed by Les Paul , circa 1960s Estimate $300 - $500 Lot Sold: $3,904 (including buyer's premium)
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822
67 A Grammer 'Johnny Cash' G50 'Tobacco Sunburst' acoustic guitar, circa 1960s Estimate $5,000 - $6,000 Lot Sold: $7,320 (including buyer's premium)
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822
68 A Fender Telecaster 'Black' electric guitar, 1976 Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $7,320 (including buyer's premium)
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822
69 An Epiphone Les Paul Deluxe 'Metallic Blue Sparkle' electric guitar, 2000, inscribed by Les Paul Estimate $1,500 - $2,500 Lot Sold: $13,420 (including buyer's premium)
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822
70 A Gibson ES-150 'Sunburst' electric guitar, 1955 Estimate $2,500 - $3,500 Lot Sold: $5,490 (including buyer's premium)
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822
71 A Gibson L4CES 'Black' electric guitar, 1992 Estimate $3,500 - $5,500 Lot Sold: $6,100 (including buyer's premium)
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822
72 A Gretsch 400C Synchromatic 'Tobacco Sunburst' guitar, 1990 Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 Lot Sold: $2,318 (including buyer's premium)
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822
73 A Gretsch 6117D Anniversary 'Sunburst' guitar, 1963 Estimate $3,500 - $5,000 Lot Sold: $5,124 (including buyer's premium)
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822
74 A Gretsch 6192 'Sunburst' guitar, 1965 Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Lot Sold: $4,880 (including buyer's premium)
Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce - AU0822
75 A Gretsch 6117 Anniversary 'Sunburst' guitar, 1971 Estimate $2,500 - $3,500 Lot Sold: $3,660 (including buyer's premium)