Last Thursday night, Jennifer Aniston and boyfriend Justin Theroux stepped out at an art auction that benefited Haiti. Apparently – Jen was a big winner that night! Justin Theroux bid on a particular painting – and Jennifer bought it! To the tune of $450,000! I wonder if Justin just couldn’t swing the $450,000 on his own – or if Jen asked him to do the bidding?
He bids, she buys! Jennifer Aniston was the winning buyer at Christie’s glitzy “Artists for Haiti” auction in NYC on Thursday — where beau Justin Theroux did the bidding on her behalf.
Actor-screenwriter Theroux, 40, helped his love, 42, snag American artist Glenn Ligon’s “Stranger #44,” an abstract 2011 work of oil, charcoal and graphite on canvas that seems to match his downtown hipster tastes.
At the auction, “Stranger #44″ (pictured with artist Glenn Ligon and Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem) was estimated at $150,000 to $200,000.
But Aniston helped shatter the record for sales of Ligon’s work, spending a whopping $450,000 on the 72″ by 60″ painting, an Artists for Haiti rep confirms to Us.
Reports Artinfo.com: “Aniston, who was in the room, clapped enthusiastically after [Theroux’s] winning bid.”
Benefiting health and education initiatives for Haiti, The “Artists for Haiti” auction — artists donated their works for the cause — was co-organized by Ben Stiller, and raised $13,662,000.
After the auction, Stiller, 40, and his wife Christine Taylor hung out with Theroux and Aniston for a late dinner at Il Cantinori. “They seemed to be having a lot of fun with Ben and his wife, like old friends,” a witness said. “Ben paid for everyone,” the witness adds.
Stiller co-starred in Along Came Polly with Aniston and co-wrote Tropic Thunder with Theroux.
PICS (INF): Jennifer Aniston stopped by ABC Studios in New York City for an appearance on ‘Good Morning America’ to promote the new Lifetime movie, “Five,” an anthology of five short films an anthology of five short films directed by Aniston and other female celebs.
Are you going to watch Jennifer’s short film? I’m half interested. The half of me that wants to see it is the half that likes Jennifer Aniston (just not her movies). The other half of me says “it’s a Lifetime movie … don’t do that to yourself.”