Russell Crowe’s ‘Divorce’ Auction Included Life-Size Prop Horses… and His ‘Gladiator’ Codpiece

Five-hour auction raised more than $3.7 million for charity

Last Updated: April 7, 2018 @ 12:29 PM

If you’re a Russell Crowe fan, a movie memorabilia collector or just someone who supports the idea of cleaning out the storage bin after a divorce, we hope you didn’t miss the “Gladiator” star’s auction.

Crowe sold off 227 items Saturday at Sotheby’s Australia in Sydney at an auction titled “The Art of Divorce.” Although his divorce from Danielle Spencer was last year, today would have been the couple’s 15th wedding anniversary.

Among the eclectic assortment of items were life-size prop horses; wardrobe from “Gladiator,” including a cod piece, a pair of leather wrist cuffs and torso body armor; a trove of guitars; his entire Capt. Jack Aubrey outfit from “Master and Commander”; neo-Nazi boots from the 1992 movie “Romper Stomper,” and a 2008 custom-made motorcycle.

“In case anyone is interested … $3.7m at the coal face and around $350k of conversations ongoing … and a bunch of stuff I didn’t really want to sell coming home … not a bad hourly rate for a 5 hour shift . Hope you are happy and busy,” Crowe tweeted early Saturday morning.

That $3.7 million he mentioned went to the Australian Children’s Music Foundation, which provides free, long-term music programs and instruments to disadvantaged and Indigenous children across Australia.

If you’re curious, you can check out the entire lot here.