Churchill painting owned by Angelina Jolie smashes auction record

Roosevelt planned the defeat of Nazi Germany.The two leaders visited Marrakech after the conference so that Churchill could show Roosevelt the city’s beauty. Winston Churchill painting owned by Angelina Jolie sells at auction for record $11.5 million

March 2, 2021 / 6:21 AM
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A Moroccan landscape painted by Winston Churchill and owned by Angelina Jolie sold at auction on Monday for more than $11.5 million, smashing the previous record for a work by Britain’s World War II leader. The painting was sold by Roosevelt’s son after the president’s death in 1945, and had several owners before Jolie and partner Brad Pitt bought it in 2011.The couple separated in 2016 and have spent years enmeshed in divorce proceedings, amid speculation about the division of their extensive art collection.They were declared divorced in 2019 after their lawyers asked for a bifurcated judgment, meaning that two married people can be declared single while other issues, including finances and child custody, remain. In this Feb. The only painting that Britain’s wartime prime minister completed during the 1939-45 conflict, it was completed after the January 1943 Casablanca Conference, where Churchill and U.S. 1943 called ‘Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque’ during an Art pre-sale photo call at Christie’s auction house in London. #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:— Christie’s (@ChristiesInc) March 1, 2021

The pre-sale estimate was 1.5 million pounds to 2.5 million pounds, and the previous record price for a Churchill painting was just under 1.8 million pounds. Frank Augstein / AP

First published on March 2, 2021 / 6:21 AM The image of the 12th-century mosque in Marrakech at sunset, with the Atlas Mountains in the background, is a piece of both political and Hollywood history. “Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque” sold at Christie’s in London for 8,285,000 pounds ($11,590,715). The buyer wasn’t immediately identified. Churchill gave the painting to Roosevelt as a memento of the trip. 17, 2021 file photo, Christie’s employees adjust an oil on canvas painting by Sir Winston Churchill painted in Jan.