While she trained for many years one of Hollywood's most glamorous couples with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie seems to have turned the page. As proof, the actress has just separated from an overpriced gift that her ex-husband had offered her in 2011. Up for auction a month ago, the painting called Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque found a buyer on Monday, March 1, 2021. The buyer, who would be of Belgian nationality and would have liked to remain anonymous, bought this painting by the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill for the sum of 9.5 million euros, as revealed by the site Page Six.
An amount 3 times greater than its initial estimate. So, Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque smashed the latest sales record for a Winston Churchill painting that was € 2.7 million in 2014 at Sotheby's in London. When Brad Pitt bought this painting from an antique specialist in New Orleans to give to Angelina Jolie 10 years ago, the actor had paid only 2.95 million dollars (2.5 million euros). The large sum that the buyer agreed to offer the actress for her painting can be explained by the extraordinary history of this painting. In any case, this is what a specialist in art negotiations quoted by Page Six.
Angelina Jolie: determined to move forward for the well-being of her children
"The painting had an unprecedented trip, given to an American president (This is a gift from Winston Churchill to Franklin D. Roosevelt, Editor's note), then hidden in toilets for almost half a century, to be owned by one of Hollywood's most famous couples " he explained. Now rid of this picture, Angelina Jolie will finally be able to focus on her future projects, but especially on her family, which remains her priority for the moment. "I feel like I have overcome a lot. I now try to believe in the future (…) The past few years have been quite difficult. I focused on healing my family's wounds", the actress told the magazine British Vogue.
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