Famous American actress Angelina Jolie sold at auction a painting by Winston Churchill, given to her by Brad Pitt.
Work Qutubia mosque Tower Jolie sold on March 1 for $11.6 million at the Christie's auction.
According to foreign media, Brad Pitt bought the painting as a gift to the actress in 2011.
#AuctionUpdate A new #WorldAuctionRecord for Sir Winston Churchill with ‘Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque’ (1943) selling for £8,285,000. This is the only painting created by Churchill during the Second World War: https://t.co/JCBvGaFShW pic.twitter.com/iZMumvmwp2
— Christie’s (@ChristiesInc) March 1, 2021
The initial cost of the lot was $3.5 million. The final amount turned out to be a record for the work of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
In total, he created more than 500 paintings, but during the Second World War he painted only this one.
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It is known that the politician wrote the work of the Tower of the Qutubia mosque after a meeting with allies in the anti-Hitler coalition in January 1943 in Casablanca. He then met with US President Franklin Roosevelt in Marrakech, where they watched the sun set behind the Atlas mountains together.
Van Gogh's painting will be shown to the public for the first time
A painting by Dutch Post-Impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh street scene in Montmartre will be shown to the public for the first time since its creation.
The painting will be shown to the general public in Paris, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, and then it will be put up for auction at Sotheby's in the French capital. Van Gogh's Montmartre street scene was written in In 1887.
It is expected that the painting will be sold for €5-8 million. The auction will be held on March 25.