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Rare Winston Churchill Painting Sold by Angelina Jolie

03.03.2021
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Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque by Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill created his work Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque during World War II between the years 1939 and 1945. It is believed that this is the only piece of art Churchill completed during the time of this War. It is said that Winston Churchill visited Morocco for the first time in 1935. It was then that Churchill fell in love with the colorful and bright life Morocco had to offer. Feeling inspired, the painting Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque came to be. The gentle colors of this painting bring a sense of warmth into any space, it is truly a beautiful piece of artwork. Churchill actually gifted this painting to the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Rumor has it that Roosevelt and Churchill once watched the sunset together in Marrakech, inspiring Churchill to create this painting as a memento. So how did it fall into the hands of Angelina Jolie? Keep reading to find out.

How Did Angelina Jolie Become the Owner?

When Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were still together, Brad Pitt purchased this painting for Jolie as a gift 10 years ago, in 2011. Angelina Jolie and her family have held onto this painting for 10 years until recent news shared that Angelina Jolie decided to sell it. So what made Jolie finally ready to part with this Churchill masterpiece?

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British Art Auction

The Jolie Family Collection sold this painting by Winston Churchill, Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque, at a Modern British Art Auction in London, England. On average, Churchill’s paintings have gone for 1.8 million pounds. At this recent auction, the Jolie family made an astounding 11.5 million pounds on this Churchill piece. So what made this painting sell for so much money? Well, this Churchill piece, in particular, is thought to be one of Churchill’s most important and significant pieces. The fact that this was the only piece Churchill completed between the years of 1939 to 1945 as a gift for Roosevelt truly makes it one of a kind. The fact that this painting was in possession of Angelina Jolie may have also influenced buyers to increase their bids at the auction.

Where Is This Money Going?

If you are anything like me, you may be wondering where all of this money is going. I mean, 11.5 million pounds is a significant amount of money going to a family who already has so much. This information has yet to be released, but knowing Angelina Jolie’s track record, we can only hope that some of this money, if not all, will be donated to a cause in need.

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