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Brad Pitt Buys Big at Art Basel

Will Brangelina have a new centerpiece for one of their many living rooms? Brad Pitt is reported to have spent big at Art Basel during a private viewing for VIPs on Wednesday morning. After a colorful 1998 painting by German artist Neo Rauch caught his eye, Pitt consulted with high-profile Los Angeles collectors Eli and Edythe Broad, then shelled out just under $1 million for the piece at the booth of New York-based dealer David Zwirner. The 9-foot-wide oil-on-linen titled “Etappe” (which translates to a stage or leg of a journey) depicts a racetrack scene, complete with a red, Formula One-style racecar, driver, and workers with hoses.