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Angelina Jolie sells Winston Churchill painting from Brad Pitt for $11.5M

Angelina Jolie sells Winston Churchill painting from Brad Pitt for $11.5M

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Angelina Jolie sold off a Winston Churchill painting that Brad Pitt bought her as a gift for $11.5 million on Monday (Mar. 01, 2021).

The work was gifted to Jolie by her estranged husband Pitt, who bought it for $2.95 million in 2011 from a New Orleans antique dealer, M.S. Rau, we previously revealed.

Reports on Monday said that the 1943 Churchill painting, “Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque,” sold for a record-breaking $11.5 million to a mystery Belgian bidder at Christie’s “Modern British Art Evening Sale” auction in London. The same bidder also bought two more Churchill works in the sale, the Art Newspaper reported.

Churchill's Gift To Harry Truman Auctioned
A man views Churchill’s Marrakech, which Winston Churchill himself gave to US President, Harry Truman in the early 1950s on December 11, 2007 in London. The oil on canvas painting is estimated to go for £300,000 to £500,000 at Sothebys sale of 20th Century British Art on Thursday December 13th. 2007. (Photo by Getty Images)

The painting — which shattered its estimate of $3.4 million — was sold via the Jolie Family Collection. Reps have not commented on why the movie star was selling off the gift from her ex. Jolie and Pitt’s divorce has been dragging on for years, ever since they announced their split in 2016.

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Seems art lover Pitt has a good eye: The previous record for a Churchill painting was reportedly around $2.5 million.

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