Jennifer Aniston Buys $450,000 Painting At Haiti Benefit Auction

00 284293 Jennifer Aniston buys $450,000 painting at Haiti benefit auction

Jennifer Aniston and boyfriend Justin Theroux hit up Christie’s Artists for Haiti auction in New York on Friday night and they didn’t go home empty-handed. The couple stepped up for the cause and won a spendy painting for a whopping $450,000.

Theroux did the bidding on the 6-foot Glenn Ligon abstract titled “Stranger #44,” while Aniston clapped enthusiastically after the win, reports US magazine. 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.

Jennifer Aniston Buys $450,000 Painting At Haiti Benefit Auction

00 284293 Jennifer Aniston buys $450,000 painting at Haiti benefit auction

Jennifer Aniston and boyfriend Justin Theroux hit up Christie’s Artists for Haiti auction in New York on Friday night and they didn’t go home empty-handed. The couple stepped up for the cause and won a spendy painting for a whopping $450,000.

Theroux did the bidding on the 6-foot Glenn Ligon abstract titled “Stranger #44,” while Aniston clapped enthusiastically after the win, reports US magazine. 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.

Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore & Alicia Keys Cover Glamour!

Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore & Alicia Keys Band Together for Breast Cancer Awareness

That’s a whole lot of gorgeous!

Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys and Demi Moore share the October cover of Glamour magazine and take the opportunity to talk about their charitable new project.

So, what are these ladies up to?

Each lady directed a short film for a series entitled Five for Lifetime. The series includes a number of unique stories about women whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer in one way or another. And considering October is breast cancer awareness month, this couldn’t have come at a better time!

The trio opened up about the project, babies, husbands and much more!

On wanting to bring the Five project to life…
Jennifer: “We were intrigued by the challenge of creating short stories that would defy audiences’ expectation of the subject. We wanted to balance the drama with humor and irreverence because that’s what’s helped our friends who’ve faced this get through their treatment. We wanted stories that were informative without being heavy-handed. Oh, and they needed to be brilliantly written. Other than that, our goals were small. [Laughs.]