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Winston Churchill painting sold by Angelina Jolie smashes auction record

A painting of Marrakech by Britain’s famed wartime prime minister Winston Churchill, owned by Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, smashed expectations to sell for £7 million (US$9.75 million) at auction in London on Monday.Churchill, a keen artist, took inspiration from the Moroccan city and painted The Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque in oil during a World War II visit in 1943.He gave the finished article to fellow wartime leader, US president Franklin Roosevelt.Auction house Christie’s called it …


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