Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have spent 2 million dollars on art by British “guerrilla artist.”
The celebrity couple picked up the artist’s work at a contemporary art auction in London at The Shadow Lounge organized by photographer-turned-gallerist Steve Lazarides.
The auction also saw worth an estimated $ 20 million by artists including Damien Hirst go under the hammer.
Steve Lazarides revealed that the idea of the auction was to ‘inject a little anarchy back’ into buying art, saying,
“The idea is to inject a little anarchy back on the staid, serious business of buying art.”
The gallerist added, “There is a whole new set of buyers. Whether they’re rag trade, City boys or celebrities, they tend to be under 45. They’ve got money and they don’t particularly want to spend it on a Picasso – they want to buy something that relates to their lives, their time and their culture.”