Reuters PETER NICHOLLS
Christie’s auction house announced the sale of the painting “The Koutoubia Mosque Tower” by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, which was owned by the famous actress Angelina Jolie.
The auction house said the painting was sold for $ 11.5 million, with an initial value of between $ 2 million and $ 3.4 million.
AFP Tolga Akmen
Winston Churchill painted this painting, in which the Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, was painted in 1943, and he dedicated it to his ally during World War II, the 32nd US President Franklin Roosevelt.
It was the only painting Churchill painted during World War II.
And Angelina Jolie’s family bought it in 2011.