Hollywood, history combine in Churchill art auction

Rabat (AFP) – Hollywood’s Angelina Jolie and Britain’s iconic wartime prime minister Sir Winston Churchill, a keen artist who took inspiration from the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, are combining for a March 1 date at Christie’s auction house in London. “The Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque”, an oil painting Churchill produced during a World War II visit, is tipped to fetch between £1.5 million and £2.5 million ($2 million and $3.5 million), according to a Christie’s estimate. Put up for auction by Angelina Jolie, it is vaunted in Christie’s catalogue as “Churchill’s most important work. Aside from…

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