Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie sold Winston Churchill’s “Towers of the Koutoubia Mosque” at auction for $ 11.5 million, or £ 8.28 million. Information about this appeared on the website of Christie’s auction house.
The famous painting was part of the total collection of works of art by Jolie and Pitt, estimated at $ 25 million. It appeared in the family in 2011, when the famous actor bought it, especially for his wife as a gift.
Initially, the work was estimated at 1.5-2.5 million pounds, that is, about 2-3.4 million dollars, which is already a record for the former Prime Minister of Great Britain’s paintings. The Towers of the Mosque of Koutoubia was written by Churchill in Morocco in 1943 after attending a Casablanca conference.
According to official data, this is the only picture created by a politician during the Second World War. After completing work on the Towers, Churchill presented it to US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. After several resales, she ended up in New Orleans, where she hung in the house of one of the families for over 50 years. Who has now acquired the painting from the famous actress is unknown.