|Jennifer Aniston and her boyfriend Justin Theroux|
at Haiti Charity Auction
Jennifer Aniston and boyfriend Justin Theroux attended Christie's "Artists for Haiti" auction in New York on Friday night September 23 and did the bidding and won a spendy charcoal and graphite abstract painting of artist Glenn Ligon's 6-foot oil, charcoal and graphite abstract painting, "Stranger #44" for a whopping $450,000, according to ArtInfo.com.
The Artists donated their work for the "Artists for Haiti" auction, which was co-organized by Ben Stiller and raised $13,662,000 for the organization which benefits health and education in Haiti. US Megazine wrote After Theroux did the bidding on the painting and winning, Aniston clapped enthusiastically. With the painting valued at just $150,000 to $200,000, the purchase was also a hefty donation.
Ben Stiller’s Stiller Foundation, in partnership with Zwirner, organized the fundraiser to help the people of Haiti. Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn and others joined Stiller and friends at Almond restaurant for the benefit dinner, raising $14 million for the cause, according to Reuters.
Artists Jeff Koons, Jasper Johns and Chuck Close teamed up for the Artists for Haiti event, many creating pieces specifically for the auction. Marlene Dumas’ “My mother before she became my mother” was the top seller at $2 million.
Aniston, 42, and Theroux, 39, have been romantically linked since May. They are now living in a two-bedroom Hollywood Hills rental house since August 1, but they looking for a perfect home to live in permanently.