Angelina Jolie is selling the only painting created by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during World War II. The work is expected to fetch up to 3.4 million dollars at auction.
Churchill painted “Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque” in Morocco, after attending the Casablanca Conference in January 1943, and gave it to US President Franklin Roosevelt. Actor Brad Pitt bought the painting in 2011 for Jolie, according to a source with knowledge of the sale. The couple separated in 2016 after two years of marriage and their divorce is still ongoing.
Churchill originally created the painting shortly after the wartime summit, during which he and Roosevelt formulated the next stage of their strategy to defeat Nazi Germany.
It ultimately found its way into Jolie’s own collection of artworks, and will be sold this year.
The painting was made after the two leaders agreed to only accept an “unconditional surrender” from the Axis powers.