As many Texas residents are aware, it is difficult to balance a marriage and career, regardless of what one does for a living. When a marriage is subjected to the pressures that come with a life lived in the public spotlight, it may come as no surprise that celebrities experience a higher rate of divorce. Recently, Russell Crowe announced he was commemorating the end of his divorce journey with a public auction.
While the end of a marriage is rarely an occasion for celebration, when the process takes a number of years, it may be such a relief for the two parties that it needs to be marked in a unique style. Crowe determined that his particular method of closing that chapter is to divest himself of a portion of the movie memorabilia that he had collected through the years he spent with his wife. He will be auctioning off an estimated 200 pieces.
One of the pieces that he is selling off is an 1890 violin that is estimated to be worth between $110,000 and $140,000 and was used in the 2003 movie, Master and Commander. The auction includes a variety of items such as clothing, artwork, furniture and jewellery. The sale is slated to be held at the famed auction house, Sotheby’s, in early April.
Crowe titled his auction The Art of Divorce, in an attempt at dealing with the years-long separation and divorce process. There were no details regarding the settlement agreement that the couple will eventually sign. Texas residents who are facing their own high-asset divorce may benefit from the advice of an experienced attorney in order to preserve as much of their financial well-being as possible after the final decree.
Source: people.com, “Russell Crowe’s ‘Art of Divorce’ Auction“, Dave Quinn, March 8, 2018