Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux dropped some serious money at an auction…$450K for a painting. The painting by American artist Glenn Ligon was estimated at $150 – 200K but Jennifer spent $450K for artwork that was benefiting health and education programs in Haiti. The auction raised over $13 million.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux splashed out $450,000 for a painting at Christie’s Artists For Haiti fundraising auction in New York City Friday night, and RadarOnline.com has details of their pricey purchase.
The painting, by American artist Glenn Ligon, is called Stranger #44, measures 72 x 60 inches and is an abstract work of oil, charcoal and graphite on canvas.
The painting was estimated to fetch between $150,000 – $200,000, but bighearted Jen upped the ante, topping the record for an amount paid for a Ligon painting.
There was a high profile turnout for the event, along with Aniston and Theroux, Bill Clinton, Sean Penn and Ben Stiller also made an appearance.
It total, the event raised a whopping $13,662,000, with all proceeds expected to benefit the health and education initiatives in Haiti.
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